长河落日

IN THE DUSK


2020

Directed by
Zhuolan

Produced by
Joyce Yueyi Xing / Xueyan Hu

Written by
Shuang Liang

Country of origin: CHINA/USA
Running time: 18 minutes
Format: UHD (ARRI alexa mini)
Language: Mongolian with English Subtitles


In The Dusk follows the journey of an elder Shaman (Tangad Borkhuu), who loses her only grandson after curing a dying boy. She is searching for a foal that the Gods tell her is the rebirth of her grandson. No one, including her son, believes in her, but she insists the Gods will reply to her call.

《长河落日》这部短片包含了我在人生的这前25年长期思考的几个主题:老人与小孩、自然与神灵、动物与人性、女性与传承、虚构与真实、生命之轮回。高中时读迟子建的《额尔古纳河右岸》,其中女萨满为救别人而失去自己儿子的这个片段击中了我当时对生命的思考,这种置换所带来悲怆萦绕在我脑海挥之不去、延续至今。萨满,这个充满北方意象且富有女性特质的身份,可以连接天地与神同语。但作为一个人,她的牺牲与情感失落又如此真实地贯穿于她的日常。她的神,如同人的生命情感一样,源自自然、归于自然。我想,在这个理性主宰的机械世代里,或许一些关于自然与人类最原始的感官情绪的故事,正是我们当下所需要的慰藉。