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Thursday, 4 April 2013

港•影-烟飞烟灭(2000年)/HK Film-From Ashes To Ashes




《烟飞烟灭》是已故张国荣在2000年执导的短片,也是“哥哥”生前担当导演的唯一一部电影。

在长达23分钟的短片,张国荣饰演的专为明星拍造型照的摄影师,和梅艳芳饰演的娱乐经纪公司的老板,都爱“食烟”(抽烟)。然而,随着短片里的儿子罹患急性血癌,一切来得太快。

这部电影的完成,启发了张国荣想当剧情唱片导演的愿望,因为这部《烟》长23分钟的缘故,很多他想表达的概念无法一一表达。在这部短片完成后的三年,张国荣想方设法筹集资金和人力来完成。可惜的是,张国荣过后亲自了解生命,而他的好搭档梅艳芳也在同年尾因癌症离开这个世界。

张国荣在生前表示,这部短片未尽人意,希望大家多多包涵。但是,这包含却变成香港一代“荣迷”的遗憾和思念。

From Ashes To Ashes is Leslie Cheung's one and only directorial debut. This short film produced 13 years ago, featured Leslie Cheung as a superstar level photographer with the late Anita Mui as a couple, loves smoking very much. Seeing their career and family taking off at a successful level, everything changed when their only on screen son was diagnosed with lukemia.......

As with the completion of the short film, Gor Gor had the idea of directing a feature length film. He spent the next three years to gather funds and rope in his onscreen charismatic partner, Anita Mui to act in it. But it was a pity he ended his life on 1 April 2003. The project never took off when Anita passed away at the end of 2003. 

Savour this rare short film. In cinematography standards, Cheung has a long way to go. But it is just pure rememberance as we continue to review this film.