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In Our Time / 1982 / Yi Chang, I-Chen Ko, Te-chen Tao, and Edward Yang / IMDb
★ 3.5

네 명의 대만 뉴웨이브 감독들이 함께 만든 네 편의 단편 영화집이다. 분명 독립적인 이야기들인데, 굉장히 유기적으로 느껴진다.

뉴웨이브 감독들은 모두 하나같이 카메라 속 물체들의 움직임을 정말 기가막히게 담는다는 느낌을 받는다. 이건 포착이라기보다 세팅에 가깝다. 빛의 움직임마저 세팅같이. 덕분에 보는 눈이 무척 즐겁다.

네 편의 영화 모두 좋았지만, 에드워드 양 감독의 두 번째 단편과 이 창 감독의 네 번째 단편이 특히 좋았다. 혹시라도, 이후에 스토리를 깜빡할 수 있는 내 스스로를 위해 위키피디아의 소개 일부를 붙인다.

The first two episodes are described as contemplative and dream-inspired, while the latter two episodes feature more dialogue and overt comedy. The first segment, translated as “Dinosaurs” or “Little Dragon Head”, is directed by Tao and follows a young boy who escapes from childhood bullying by retreating into a fantasy world populated by his dinosaur toys. The second segment, “Expectations” or “Desires”, is directed by Yang and stars Shi Anni as a young girl who becomes infatuated with an older man who is staying at her parents’ house, but falls into a love triangle. The third segment, “Leapfrog”, is directed by Ko and follows a college student who deals with the pressures of life by joining a competitive swimming club. The final segment, translated as “Show your ID” or “Say Your Name”, is directed by Yi Chang and stars Sylvia Chang. It follows a newly married couple who are accidentally locked out of their home and workplaces, to comedic effect. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Our_Time_(1982_film)

마지막 에피소드는, 영화 전체를 클로드 볼링의 Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio 앨범으로 감싸져 있는데, 단편이 시작하자마자 Sentimentale이 흘러나와 정말 오감을 자극시키는 느낌이었다. 단순한 소동극인데 감정을 부어넣는 느낌.

얼른 해탄적일천을 시작해야겠다.

In Our Time is an anthology film directed by four Taiwanese New Wave directors. Though the four stories are obviously independent, I felt like that they present a single stream.

I’m pretty sure that Taiwanese New Wave directors are all shooting the movements of objects, including characters, in the camera. It is more of a setup than a capture. Even the movement of light seems set. This makes me feel such pleasant to watch their movies.

All four films are really wonderful, but the second one by Edward Yang and the fourth by Yi Chang are particularly good. Just in case, I attach a Wikipedia description for myself in the future who might forget the story later.

The first two episodes are described as contemplative and dream-inspired, while the latter two episodes feature more dialogue and overt comedy. The first segment, translated as “Dinosaurs” or “Little Dragon Head”, is directed by Tao and follows a young boy who escapes from childhood bullying by retreating into a fantasy world populated by his dinosaur toys. The second segment, “Expectations” or “Desires”, is directed by Yang and stars Shi Anni as a young girl who becomes infatuated with an older man who is staying at her parents’ house, but falls into a love triangle. The third segment, “Leapfrog”, is directed by Ko and follows a college student who deals with the pressures of life by joining a competitive swimming club. The final segment, translated as “Show your ID” or “Say Your Name”, is directed by Yi Chang and stars Sylvia Chang. It follows a newly married couple who are accidentally locked out of their home and workplaces, to comedic effect. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Our_Time_(1982_film)

The fourth episode is wrapped up in Claude Bolling’s music from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio album. As soon as the story started, Sentimentale came out and it really stimulated me. It’s just a fuss, but such emotions are poured into it.

I must begin to watch Edward Yang’s another masterpiece, “That day, on the Beach.”