市川崑 Kon ICHIKAWA
日本Japan | 1960 | DCP | Colour | 98min
2020-10-17 (六) 12:40 in89統領影城 9廳
2020-10-15 (四) 19:00 光影文化館
17 歲的阿絃與小她3 歲的弟弟碧郎，生長在一個信奉天主教的家庭。他們的父親是名不經傳的作家，對於家務不聞不問，也經常沉默不語；繼母患有手腳風濕痛，長年臥病在床。對於碧郎來說，姊姊無微不至的照顧與愛護，他毫不珍惜，叛逆的行為舉止，令姊姊擔憂不已。在一次騎馬意外因而受傷入院時，醫生才發現碧郎的肺病已經很嚴重了，他才開始真正懂得珍惜身邊的親人……
Gen is 17 and only 3 years older than her brother, but she seems much more mature than Heriko who is headstrong yet timid at the same time. Their father is a writer, not spectacularly successful but rather well-known in the country. He is shut up in his study all day long and most of the night. Their stepmother, a devout Christian, is a semi-invalid suffering from rheumatism. The four members of the family are equally stubborn in their respective ways, and the friction between their father and step-mother adds to the oppressive gloominess at home. It seems to draw Gen and Hekiro even closer together than ordinary sister and brother in normal homes, and she tries to be a little mother to him. In spite of Gen's anxiety over Heriko's unpredictable behaviors at times, the worst happens. One day when she returns from school, her stepmother tells her that he has been expelled from the Christian school she had chosen for him because of stealing. She bitterly blames her father for Heriko's delinquency, saying that he spoils him.
市川崑（1915-2008），日本著名導演，與黑澤明、木下惠介、小林正樹並稱日本影壇四騎士。以推理小說家橫溝正史的《金田一耕助》系列為劇本拍成的電影以絢爛畫面、緊湊劇情大受歡迎。1964 年市川崑為東京奧委會，拍攝官方紀錄片，於1965 年推出，不落俗套的手法不僅讓他揚名世界，也為他贏得坎城影展國際影評人協會獎。其作品大部分來自日本文學作品改編，如《炎上》、《鍵》、《我是貓》、《細雪》等。
Kon ICHIKAWA was born on November 20, 1915 in Mie Prefecture, Japan. In 1933 he joined the Kyoto J.O. Studio (the predecessor of Toho) as an animator. There he learned planning, screenwriting, animation, shooting, and editing. He then transferred to the assistant directors' department and moved to Tokyo. In 1948, he made his feature film directorial debut. He married Natto WADA that same year. In 1951, he transferred to Toho and directed such films as Wedding March , The Woman Who Touched the Legs, and Mr. Pu . He received recognition for exhibiting a daringly experimental spirit and creating sophisticated comedies of social satire. In 1956, he transferred to Nikkatsu and directed The Burmese Harp , which won the San Giorgio Prize at the Venice Film Festival. At Daiei, he directed several films of quality, variety and poignant visual style in succession, which include Conflagration , Odd Obsession (won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival), Her Brother (won the Technical Grand Prize - Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival), Ten Black Women , An Actor's Revenge . In 1965 his name became known all over the world for his documentary Tokyo Olympiad , which won the FIPRESCI Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1969, he established the "Yonki no kai" (group of four horsemen) together with Akira KUROSAWA, Keisuke KINOSHITA, and Masaki KOBAYASHI to create a stir in the stagnant Japanese film industry. He died on February 13, 2008 at the age of 92. His filmmaking career spanned 75 years and he never retired.