菲利浦・勒薩吉 Philippe LESAG
加拿大 Canada | 2018 | DCP | Colour | 131min
2019-08-31 (六) 14:00 Ambassador國賓影城 8廳
2019-08-24 (六) 16:10 SBC星橋國際影城 17廳
Guillaume and Charlotte, teenage half-siblings are simultaneously struggling with romance; Charlotte is in a relationship with Maxime, but is reeling from his proposal that they change to an open relationship, while Guillaume is a student at an all-boys boarding school who is developing a romantic and sexual attraction to his classmate Nicolas. These teenagers are shaken up by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and to being free.Genesis (2018) is in the annual year-end Canada's Top Ten list at The Toronto International Film Festival.
2019-08-24 (六) 16:10 SBC星橋國際影城 17廳 ★ 映後講堂
菲利浦．勒薩吉，1973年出生於加拿大魁北克，完成蒙特婁麥基爾大學文學與丹麥歐洲電影學院電影的學士學位後，以記錄社會學家阿蘭．圖賴訥為主題，並與其著作同名的紀錄片《Can We Live Together?》（2006）展開他的執導生涯。將紀錄片手法體現於劇情片，勒薩吉擅長運用鏡頭的流動呈現人物的眼神、表情與神態，捕捉瑣碎的對話，如詩的敍事與混融其中的音樂，留予觀眾大量自我解讀的空間，輕靈地振出青春與生命本是多磨的共鳴。
Philippe Lesage (born in 1973) is a Canadian director and screenwriter from Québec, Canada. He studied at McGill University and the European Film College in Denmark and began his career as a documentary filmmaker. He directed his first feature film in 2006, “Can We Live Together?”, a documentary about the sociologist Alain Touraine and the Parisian suburb crisis. From 2008 to 2009, he returned to the European Film College to teach documentary. By embodying the documentary concept in drama, Lesage specializes in representing the expressions of the characters with the flow of the lens, and captures trivial dialogues in order to bring out poetic narratives along side a beautiful touch of music. He leaves a lot of space for the audience’s own self-interpretation and lightly resonates themes of youth and life.
2010 蒙特婁紀錄片影展評審團獎最佳加拿大電影、加拿大魁北克最佳新人 Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature, Best New Talent From Quebec/ Canada, RIDM
2012 魁北克電影獎最佳紀錄片 Best Documentary, Jutras Awards
2016 多倫多影展加拿大十大電影 Canada's Top Ten, Toronto IFF
2016 鐵達尼影展衝浪人獎 Breaking Waves Award, Titanic IFF
2016 舊金山影展金門獎、最佳新導演 Golden Gate Award, New Director, San Francisco IFF
2016 哥本哈根影展 CPH PIX FF
2017 哥特堡影展 Göteborg FF
2017 布宜諾斯艾利斯獨立影展 Buenos Aires FICI
My background as a documentary filmmaker plunged me into different worlds (the Parisian suburbs, a Montreal hospital, teenagers in the countryside). Fiction brought me back to introspection.
With GENESIS I deepen the autobiographical approach I began with COPENHAGEN A LOVE STORY and THE DEMONS. Whereas THE DEMONS deals with in my childhood, GENESIS portays my teenage years. My cinema is always about a quest for truth and authenticity.
I want to spurn convention: to make documentaries that echo fiction and fiction that borrows from documentary. Using your own life as the raw material for making a film is risky. Holding up a mirror in front of you risks inhibiting you from seeing beyond yourself. I don't seek to "express myself"; instead I seek, when it all comes together, to express the world.
Starting with my experience, certainly, but to better portray what we all experience, where we all come from. GENESIS is about the birth of desire for love, our need to love, to be loved, the power of desire, and about how society intervenes, monitors, even punishes our passionate impulses. My characters demand the right to live, to love, and to dream passionately. They are too young to protect themselves, to retreat, to give up. In the end, the beauty of youth is that it can never disappoint: it's the future.