市川崑 Kon ICHIKAWA
日本 Japan | 1968 | DCP | Colour | 96min
2020-10-19 (一) 15:00 光影文化館
2020-10-10 (六) 20:50 新光影城 11廳
1968 年盛夏，第50 屆日本全國高中棒球錦標賽「夏季甲子園」正式開戰！六萬名觀眾擠爆看台觀戰，歡呼聲響徹雲霄。從2,485 所學校脫穎而出48 校菁英隊伍，準備爭奪獨一無二的至高榮耀。劇組縱橫經緯走遍列島，從寒冬到酷暑，追蹤野球少年的逐夢身影。片中更穿插珍貴歷史畫面，細數甲子園變遷史。走過二戰，巍巍場館除了曾因軍需拆用，甚至有明星球員遠赴沙場不再歸來。汗淚齊飆的甲子園，不僅是青春競技場，更見證永不言棄的大和精神。
Among the hardest-to-see films in Kon ICHIKAWA's oeuvre, this 1968 documentary finds the legendary director approach the subject of Japanese high school baseball with the same lyricism and visual splendor as he did with the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo Olympiad (1965). On the 50th anniversary of the Koshien games, ICHIKAWA captures the uniquely rigorous training in snow, dirt and schoolyard lots of the young athletes preparing for the all-important tournament, interspersed with historical footage that contextualizes Japan's long love affair with student baseball. A thrilling portrait of youth in the economic boom of the postwar period, ICHIKAWA's rare film encapsulates an entire generation through sports.
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.
衣奈多喜男 Takio ENA
菅野長吉 Chokichi KANNO
白坂依志夫 Yoshio SHIRASAKA
谷川俊太郎 Shuntaro TANIKAWA
植松永吉 Eikichi UEMATSU
大橋鉄矢 Tetsuya OHASHI
山本直純 Naozumi YAMAMOTO