劉吶鷗 Na-ou LIU
台灣Taiwan | 1933 | DCP | B&W | 30min
2020-10-21 (三) 14:00 光影文化館
2020-10-17 (六) 17:30 in89統領影城 9廳
1933 年，電影事業正起步的劉吶鷗，拿著新奇的百代9.5 毫米攝影機，實驗性地拍下他台南老家親友的身影，以及他在不同城市旅行的景象風光。《持攝影機的男人》是他個人用影像書寫的日記，也為當時的時代風華留下寶貴紀錄。
This film is comprised of five episodes, shot in four cities across national boundaries: Tainan, Canton, Shenyang, and Tokyo. It displays impressionistic street spectacle and images of quotidian life, as well as excursions by train and ship, unfolding as a private visual journal and a sort of souvenir, but with refined framing, camera movement, and rhythmic editing. With his own perspective and artistic sensitivity embedded in this film, struggling between being a Japanese colonial subject and a Taiwanese/Chinese litterateur, LIU attempts to transcend geological, national, racial/ethnic, linguistic and medial boundaries, to establish a depoliticized, internationalist, cosmopolitan cinematic utopia, a pure cinema, and a fluid and contested identity.
本名劉燦波，1905 年生，臺南新營人。通曉英、法、日語、上海話、廣東話與北京話等，活躍於上海文壇與影壇，被歸類為「新感覺派」作家。在他傳奇的一生中，先後發行文藝雜誌、創辦書店及出版社，並籌辦電影公司。1940 年因政治立場，遭人於上海刺殺身亡，得年僅35 歲。過世後因政治因素，成就一直未獲肯定，直到近幾年終獲學者重新檢視，被視為是引領當時文學與電影腳步的先驅者，資深影評人黃仁讚其為「文壇影壇奇才」。
Na'ou LIU (1905-1940) was a Taiwanese writer and filmmaker, born in Tainan during the time when Taiwan was a colony of the Japanese Empire. LIU spent several years studying in Japan, before relocating to Shanghai in 1926. LIU was influenced by culturet remendously, establishing his worldview and sense of aesthetics. Due to his political leanings, he was assassinated at the age of 35. LIU is considered a pioneer of the literature and cinema in the 40s.