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電影 音樂 藝展 給生活的咖啡加些糖

Youth 泡泡溫泉 走走山路 談談人生

"Do you see that mountain over there?"

"Yes. It looks very close."

"Exactly. This is what you see when you're young. Everything seems really close. And that's the future. And now. And that's what you see when you're old. Everything seems really far away. That's the past."

影片中從透鏡中的人生片悟。

年輕時望向未來,一切似乎都觸手可及。天那麼高,地那麼廣,無限生的可能,死亡遙不可及,生命仿佛是永恆的。

暮年時回望過往,時光消逝如水,回憶迷路霧中。人們終於發現殘忍的真相:世上並不存在永恆。

退休的指揮作曲家Fred和導演Mick,既是老友,又是親家,在瑞士阿爾卑斯山腳下的高端療養中心相約度假。倔強的Fred即使英國女王力邀,也不肯再執棒音樂會,卻在山間對牛點撥指揮。Mick和一群年輕的電影編劇籌備他的收山之作,思想交流的火花四濺,讓他似乎也重拾年輕。

兩人雖身在療養,心卻不安然。關於子女,關於衰老,關於生活與事業。兩人聊起逐漸模糊的回憶,有難以忘懷的好時光,也有不能來過的舊日遺憾。他們看到年輕的身體和生命,充滿艷羨。他們懷著童心觀察周遭,享受所剩無多的悠閒時光。他們有時迷失在記憶和現實的交界,夢醒時悵然若失。但那些美好始終閃閃發光,像年輕時第一次學會騎自行車,或是第一次與心儀女孩子的約會,每每想起,嘴角會浮起淺淺的笑。


曾憑藉La grande bellezza獲獎奧斯卡的意大利導演Paolo Sorrentino,執導編劇這部有些nostalgia的電影,關於生活的探討,引人思索但不乏味,鏡頭很有美感,有些場景讓人想起Wes Anderson的風格化的鏡頭語言。音樂選取也可圈可點,淡淡的懷舊感仿佛一段安靜的民謠吉他solo。兩個老戲骨Michael Caine和Harvey Keitel,把關於生命的主題演得舉重若輕,將圍繞他們的視角和相遇展開的故事,娓娓道來。

劇中有一段戲令人印象深刻。Mick和年輕電影編劇們討論電影劇本Life’s Last Day的最後一幕,主角臥于榻上與愛人最後的告別,每人都設想了一種可能的場景。誠然,美麗又荒誕的生命,我們知道開始, 但不知會是怎樣結束。

“He’s on his deathbed. He murmurs to her: I should’ve devoted myself to you, … and to our love … instead of wasting my life trying to become the king of insurance policies. ”

“ Maybe he says something banal to her. Real simple like: Take care of yourself.”

“No, we have to stay with the physical pain right up to the end. How about he says: Not even morphine can help me now.”

“What if he focuses on some insignificant details? If he said something like: I wonder whatever happed to that key ring you gave me 25 years ago ! The one that’s shaped like a horseshoe. ”

“ No. He doesn’t say anything on his deathbed. She’s the one who talks, Brenda. She says: I lost so much time because of you, Mickael. I lost the best years of my life.”


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