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余光中:逍遙遊

The Untrammeled Traveler

director

陳懷恩

running time

75 min

release date

April 2011

 

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歸來了,那曾經遠射天狼星,學徐霞客遊歷八方,目光矍鑠的焚鶴人。他說,西子灣是他最後的歸宿。《逍遙遊》跟隨余光中夫婦的遊屐,牽引出詩人的鄉愁、文學啟蒙、寫作風格與文壇交遊,更可見其走過中西思潮交會澎湃的歲月,找尋屬於自己的聲音。在那些鏗鏘的思維與文句壘疊起來的生命史中,余光中最後把身心都託付給島嶼南方的海灣,和夫人一起,靜靜陪伴對方的燭光。

余光中(1928-),美國愛荷華大學藝術碩士。曾任教香港11年,對香港當代文學影響深刻。80年代中期返台於高雄中山大學任教迄今。作品列入各地華文教科書,詩句曾為文化媒介反覆引用,堪稱兩岸三地文學界最有影響力的一人。其文學資源兼自中西,其詩注重音樂性,散文則幽默博學。亦為六十年代以降台灣多場重要文學文化論爭的參與者。

導演陳懷恩

台灣新電影的第一波。二十多年來,與楊德昌侯孝賢等多位台灣知名導演合作,擁有多方面的電影才華,作品超過百部。2007《練習曲》自己編劇、導演、攝影,不但票房亮眼,更引發全台單車環島熱潮。

He is back. The one who used to explore Sirius and travel around the world like the ancient Chinese traveler Hsu Xia-ke; the crane cremator with flaming eyes is back. He said that Xizi Bay would be his final resting place. The Untrammeled Traveler follows the footsteps of Mr. and Mrs. Yu, exploring the poetʼs nostalgia, literary inspiration, writing style and interaction with the literary circle. How he lived through those days when Western and Chinese thoughts were drastically exchanged and found his own voice is also seen in the film. His life consists of influential thoughts and vigorous sentences, and Yu Guang-zhong chose to settle in Xizi Bay, on the south of the island, with his wife, accompanying each other in peace.

Yu Guang-zhong (1928- ) received his Masterʼs Degree in Art from the University of Iowa. He taught in Hong Kong for 11 years, leaving an inextinguishable influence on the development of its modern literature. He returned to Taiwan and started teaching at National Sun Yat-Sen University in the mid 1980s. His works are regularly included in Chinese textbooks, and his poems are used continually by various cultural media. It could be said that he is the most influential writer in the Chinese literary world of Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. He immerses himself both in Chinese and western literary materials. His poems are emphasized with musicality, whereas his prose is rich in humor and knowledge. Yu Guang-zhong has also participated in several important literature and culture debates in Taiwan since the 1960s.

Director Chen Hwai-eng

Chen Hwai-eng belongs to the group of directors from the first wave of new Taiwanese movies. For more than 20 years, he has been working with several famous Taiwanese directors, such as Yang De-chang and Ho Xiao-xien. He is a talented director in many ways, producing more than a hundred films. In the 2007 film Island Etude, he was responsible for screenplay, directing, and cinematography. The movie became a blockbuster and led to the phenomenon of cycling in Taiwan.

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