Home in Two Cities



running time

52 min

release date

April 2011



北京城南的英子,到了台北城南,變成文壇不可或缺的「林先生」。《兩地》從林海音「雙鄉」的特 殊身份切入,隨著女兒夏祖麗娓娓道來的聲線,走入她的書桌、生活圈、編輯台,特殊年代裡的風聲 鶴唳與擔當,以及那一塊奮力開拓的純文學園圃。也因為性格與文字裡的廣大與親切,林海音的文學 作品跨越時空,成為兩岸人共有的閱讀記憶。她是寫作者的朋友,更是戰後台灣文學從襁褓到成熟, 那無私勇敢的母親。

林海音(1918-2001)擔任「聯副」主編期間(1953-1963),抵抗政治壓抑的風氣,發掘了林懷 民、七等生、黃春明、鄭清文、鍾理和等新人,創辦「純文學」出版社。林海音家的客廳是「是半個 台灣文壇」,文壇尊稱她為「林先生」。1960年《城南舊事》出版,寫北京城南的童年,奠定了林 海音在文學界的傳世地位。


持續以紀錄片關注台灣人自我的主體性。擺脫嚴肅的刻板印象,以趣味的手法吸引觀眾;同時勇於批 判社會制度,大膽揭露情感。曾獲金馬獎、金穗獎及日本、瑞士等國際紀錄片獎項。新作《被遺忘的 時光》大獲好評。

Little Eiko from the south side of Peking came to the south side of Taipei, growing into the irreplaceable “Ms. Lin Hai-yin" in the Chinese literary world. Home in Two Cities tells the story from the perspective of Lin Hai-yinʼs special background of having “two homelands”. With the heartfelt narration from her daughter Julie Chang, we enter her life and see her desk, the editorʼs office, and how she fearlessly handled the challenges in that era of censorship and suppression; we set our feet in her garden of literature. Due to the inclusiveness and amiability of her personality and works, Lin Hai-yin's novels stand the test of time, becoming a common memory for cross-strait readers. She is not only a friend to writers, but also a selfless and audacious mother, safeguarding the post-war Taiwanese literature from infancy to adulthood.

Lin Hai-yin (1918-2001) stood firmly against the political oppression when she was the editor of the literary page of the United Daily News, discovering promising writers, such as Lin Hwai-min, Qi Deng-Sheng, Huang Chun-ming, Zheng Qing-wen, and Zhong Li-ho. She also founded the Belles- Lettres Publishing House. Her living room was described as “half a literary circle”, and she is always remembered respectably as “Ms. Lin Hai-yin”. Her novel Memories of Peking: South Side Stories about her childhood when she lived in the south side of Beijing was published in 1960, and earned her a legendary status in the literary world.

Director Yang Li-chou

Yang Li-chou continues to explore the issue of Taiwanese peopleʼs subjectivity through documentary films. Instead of the solemn expression often seen in documentaries, audiences are attracted by the interesting presentation of his films; at the same time he criticizes the social system courageously and reveals true emotion. He has won Taiwanʼs Golden Horse Award and Golden Harvest Award as well as recognition in Japan and Switzerland for his documentaries. His latest film The Long Goodbye is highly regarded.

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