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滑板影片單元:給你最純的滑板人視界

捷克滑板王

King Skate
導演

賽門.沙弗拉內克 Simon SAFRANEK

資訊
保6
亞洲首映

捷克 Czech Republic | 2018 | DCP | B&W+Colour | 82min

影片介紹

一場偉大冒險,從踏上滑板那刻開始。當滑板成為自由象徵,能如何拯救共產主義社會下的少年?極致 DIY 精神能實踐至何境界?美國滑板產業尚未襲捲全球前,1970 年代捷克斯洛伐克誕生第一代滑板人,在當地掀起前所未有的街頭滑板「異象」,成為大人眼中一群橫衝直撞,又拒守運動組織化規範的傻子。本紀錄片和著鏗鏘有力的龐克經典,與獨異感十足的新浪潮配樂,更顯他們徒手打造的滑板天地,為千篇一律的灰黯,注入光亮的自由氣息。

When skateboarding becomes a symbol of freedom, how can it save the teenagers who live under communist society? How is the ultimate DIY spirit realized? This first feature-length documentary about the rise of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia presents a gripping tale of the search for freedom in a society stifled by communist regime. Unique archival footage set to a driving punk soundtrack introduce us to the cult masters of the skateboard and their never-ending party ride through the grey days of normalization.

導演
賽門.沙弗拉內克 Simon SAFRANEK
導演介紹

賽門.沙弗拉內克,導演、作家,撰寫電影與音樂評論出身,並為捷克 DJ 團體 The Fakes 一員。2003 年執導首部紀錄短片《The Myth》後開始參與電視紀錄片製作。蒐整多達 30 小時的珍貴滑板影像紀錄,去蕪存菁出這部宛如捷克版《滑板世代:骨頭幫正傳》。

Writer and director Simon SAFRANEK began in the late 90‘s as a film critic working for Czech magazines and newspapers focusing on film and music. He directed the short documentary The Myth (2003), and has been active as a DJ with The Fakes collective.

2019 伊赫拉瓦紀錄片影展 IFDF Jih-hlava
2018 里茲影展 IFF Leeds
2018 布拉提斯拉瓦影展 IFF Bratislava

導演的話

一切的開端發生在幾年前,不是在某個坡道上,也不在任何U板上,而是在沙發上。那天下午,我翻閱了朋友Martina Overstreet與Michal Nanoru所寫的書,《Prkýnka na maso jsme uřízli 》(我們切刻砧板的日子)。這本不是我的書,而且全數售罄無法購買。我對這計畫最早的記憶,來自布拉格市立圖書館,拿在手裡的書,打開書就像獲得獎盃一樣,飛快地跑回家。文字在書頁上跳躍,充滿驚人的熱情及狂熱地尖叫。再來是那些照片!過了許多年,照片中的動感仍令人有所共鳴。

那動感吸引我的目光,因為若沒有了動態感,會是什麼樣的電影?我能夠感受到一張照片中特定的時間,但我僅能推測它背後的故事與背景。玩滑板總是帶來一股浪漫的自由感:甚麼都別管,前進就對了。最原始的聲音說著,只要跳上一匹馬、跳上一部車、跳上那帶輪子的小板子。去衝刺,全速行進,如風一般呼嘯而過。盡是腎上腺素與冒險感。這些滑板先鋒的開創性深深吸引著我,讓我有機會能參與一件無人嘗試過、前所未有的歷史新意。

我三番兩次地從圖書館裡重複借那本書,名字一次又一次地出現在等待清單上。我記錄下一些當時的回憶與筆記,寫出了第一版草稿。我嘗試與Michal和Martina見面,希望能邀請他們加入製作團隊。但他們非常忙碌,以至於過了約一年後我們才真正碰面。不出所料,我只花了幾分鐘與一杯檸檬汁便說服他們加入,與製作人見面時也是一樣。Negativ Productions的卡特麗娜.瑟爾納是一個滑板團隊的成員,我每年都會在坎城影展見到她的身影。卡特麗娜隨後將我介紹給沃伊捷奇.柯特克,他是一位竭力保存滑板影像的檔案家。沃伊捷奇提供了130GB的影片檔給我,一拿到那隨身硬碟,我立刻飛奔回家,將硬碟接上電腦,開始進入這部電影的旅程。

看了越多滑板歷史片段,就能更清楚地看見其中的各種觀點。有些人專注於賽事活動,有些則喜歡專注在朋友滑稽又好笑的滑板動作。我決定這部片必須以滑板選手的自我陳述,以及故事來補足這些歷史資料。我們在一些對他們來說很重要的地點碰面—布拉格斯特拉霍夫區,曾經是第一座U板的所在地、波利奇卡附近一處他們曾舉辦夏令營的空地、普哈拉季采的運動場以及另一個同名的滑板集散地。我們在卡羅維瓦利一帶搜尋那曾經是滑板人當作加州碗池的假想美地:一處消防蓄水池的廢棄地。

我與賽門一起在剪接室裡度過了好幾個月。最後,我們花了將近一年的時間才將片子剪完。現在所有事情回到原點,電影也已完成,我們迫不及待想讓貢獻最多的滑板人觀賞。因為我們和他們一樣,都希望活得自由自在,不需要任何人來幫我們倒數何時該出發衝刺。

It started a couple of years ago. Not up on some hill, not on any ramp. On a couch. The afternoon I opened a book written by my friends, Martina Overstreet and Michal Nanoru. It’s called Prkýnka na maso jsme uřízli /As We Carved Some Chopping Boards/. The book wasn’t mine and it was sold out. The very first memory of this project is from Municipal Library of Prague. Running home from the counter, the book was my trophy, just open it! And it was right there. The words were jumping out of the pages, screaming with a spectacular fervour, passion and love. And then the photos! Archive snaps vibrating with motion even after all those years.

And the motion caught my eye. Because what is a film if not a motion? A liquid time I can experience while with a photo I can only deduce its story and context. Riding a skateboard has always brought out a romantic feeling of freedom: screw everything and just go. The sound of that primordial instinct, just hop on a horse, just get in a car, just jump on that small board with wheels. To bolt, to zoom off, to whizz through the space. Adrenalin, adventure. This pioneering fascinates me, the chance to be a part of something untested, of something historically new...

I borrowed that book from the library several times. My own name would follow itself over and over in the waiting list. I would write down memories and notes, set up the first draft. I tried to meet up with Michal and Martina, I wanted to have them both on my team. They were incredibly busy, it took about a year for us to get together. And sure enough, all it takes then is a couple of minutes over a lemonade. It was a similar story with the producer. Kateřina Černá from Negativ Productions is a member of the skaters’ group and I’d see her every year at Cannes IFF. Kateřina introduced me to Vojta Kotek, a diligent archivist of films about skateboarding. Vojta provided me with 130 GB of film archives and I ran home with the HD. USB into USB and let’s get things going!

The longer I watched the archives the more clearly I could see various points of view. Some focus on races, others prefer friends’ antics. I had to supplement the archives with statements and stories of skaters. We’d meet at places which were key for them – Prague quarter Strahov where the first ramp used to stand, a clearing by Polička where summer camps used to take place and sporting grounds in Prachatice, a place of gatherings of the same name. In Karlovy Vary we were searching for remnants of a fire reservoir which skaters had used as a substitute for a Californian pool.

Together with editor Šimon Hájek we spent months in an editing room. All in all, we spent almost a year there. Now things are turning full circle, the film is finished and we can’t wait to show it to those who contributed the most: to skateboarders themselves. Because we as well as them want to live in freedom without anyone counting down the Three-two-one-go for us.

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