天才導演札維耶多藍公開讚譽!《親愛的初戀》年度最令人期待的同志電影

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被譽為天才導演的札維耶多藍(Xavier Dolan),19 歲時就以處女作《聽媽媽的話》( I Killed My Mother )驚艷坎城,第五部作品《親愛媽咪》(Mommy)就與法國新浪潮的巨擘高達的《告別語言》並列,共同獲得坎城影展評審團獎。而多藍不僅身兼導演身份,同時也跨足編劇、製片、演員三界,驚人才氣震撼影壇,讓他成為新生代最受關注的導演。這一次,這位天才導演札維耶多藍,公開讚譽了《 親愛的初戀 》。

而多藍近期雖然忙著剪輯他的首部英語新作《約翰多諾萬的死與生》(The Death and Life of John F. Donovan),卻仍在個人的 Instagram 上對另一部電影公開讚揚,而這部片正是被外媒評為近年來最具意義的青春校園片《親愛的初戀》(LOVE, SIMON)。

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《親愛的初戀》改編自貝琪艾柏塔利(Becky Albertalli)同名小說《西蒙和他的出櫃日誌》,描述 17 歲的青少年西蒙因性向而掙扎是否要出櫃的心路歷程,不只由《生命中的美好缺憾》團隊製作,更邀請到本身就是男同志的《閃電俠》導演葛瑞格貝蘭提(Greg Berlanti)執導。

多藍本身即為公開出櫃的男同志,他在 IG 上提到:

「先不論電影本身,這次關於同志出櫃的電影是由福斯所發行,這件事情本身就很值得關注,並將為未來的同志電影開啟一扇大門。」

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After seeing Love, Simon, I felt like coming out to my mom Jennifer Garner (the 13 Going on 30 Jen), and walking in the corridor of my high school with a lost, yet sexual gaze. Congrats to my friend @therealnickrobinson who is so generous and genuine in this that I filed a proper adoption form. I’ve stored my passport in the freezer once or twice Nick but I can be a good parent to you. More seriously, let’s not discuss the movie itself, but rather focus on its existence, and the fact a major studio has released a film on a teen coming out. A door has opened, which has opened before, but this time, I can see the light pouring in. I’ve watched so many LGBTQ films as a kid, desperately looking for answers, locked up in my room, where I’d download movies on LimeWire for lack of a decent video store. Most of them were brilliant and invigorating for the young artist I wanted to be, but left the young man I was with little to hope for. Suicides, heartbreaks, bullying, gay-bashing… Love, Simon, in all its earnestness, in all its normalcy, shows the struggle of coming out, but with an inspiring conclusion for teenagers who will see “Love, Simon” because they don't feel "normal". Perhaps this will teach them that, even if their life isn't as privileged as Simon’s, they can make a move. And perhaps this can teach us, as an industry, that it’s time to stop relinquishing LGBTQ protagonists to insubstantial, typically comical supporting roles, but rather offer them narratives designed around them, and around the opposite of what is commonly referred to as ”normal people”. Normal is a changeful notion. Had a movie like that existed when I was 15, I maybe wouldn’t have lied to my father about that Ashton Kutcher poster I pretended to give my cousin Stefanie in front of him while it was actually mine. Had I seen it then, things would’ve been different. And I’m happy with how things went, and despite the loneliness you feel as a teen coming out, I felt supported. I was lucky. But most kids aren't. Love Simon is a huge step for them, and for us. Thank you to all the artists and people involved.

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「當我還是小孩時,我看過許多 LGBTQ 電影,這些主角總是拼命地尋找答案……但電影裡描述的那些關於自殺、心碎、以及社會對同性戀的霸凌以及抨擊,經常帶給像我一樣的年輕人很多絕望感受。

但那些覺得自己與一般人不同的青少年,看了《 親愛的初戀 》後可能會發現自己對出櫃這件事情的掙扎並非那麼停滯不前,《 親愛的初戀 》將出櫃這件事情以日常、真摯的方式傳達,雖然這些青少年不一定會像片中的主角一樣這麼順利,但卻能激勵他們,讓他們在面對出櫃這件事情有足夠的勇氣。」

有趣的是,多藍本身電影題材也大多圍繞於同志以及家庭,但他電影裡幾乎都帶有充滿戲劇張力的情緒衝突,並不同於《親愛的初戀》所呈現的輕鬆調性。最後,多蘭表示他對這部電影感到驕傲,因為這部電影是一個里程碑,過去電影經常將同志角色描繪為配角,《親愛的初戀》則以同志青少年作為主角,圍繞著他的日常生活,發展出一段溫馨的純愛故事。

而多藍也提及自己過去為了隱瞞同志身份而對父親撒的小謊,並表示如果當時能夠有這部電影,情況或許會有所不同。

「如果我十五歲時就有這部電影,我可能就不會向我的父親撒謊,假裝那張艾希頓庫奇的海報是我要送給表妹的。如果我看過這部電影,那時情況將會有所不同。」

國外影評們對這部同志題材的校園成長電影讚譽有佳,再加上多藍的高度評價,讓人更加期待《親愛的初戀》上映!

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