《再見,香港仔》 | Goodbye, Aberdeen

類型

Genre

紀實

Documentary

預計片長 

Length

100 mins

製作進度

Production Stage

前期製作

Pre-production

故事摘要

Logline

香港仔街市重建在即,一位街市二代自小討厭父母賣菜,如今透過紀錄,尋找街市對自身的意義,在一切消失前,發掘生命軌跡與時代之交織。

A hawkersson, who has long despised his parentsjob, rediscovers how the vanishing Aberdeen Market matters before its reconstruction, unravelling the intersection between hawkerslife trajectories and the citys socio-historical transition.

故事大綱

Synopsis

《再見,香港仔》以「喜記菜檔」一家為主幹,在一切消失前,紀錄三個街市家庭的故事。

香港仔街市重建在即,阿烽踏足賣菜父母日常,再遇一群熟悉的陌生人,尋找街市對自身的意義。菜枱前,陳海棠遇上鍾本,市井愛情故事五味紛陳,兩人鮮有浪漫時光,秤磅上盡是人情、賭債、責任與自由。

人稱「勝記」,他卻從來不是人生勝利組。八十年代,香港前景未明,勝記無奈地「被離開」外資沖曬公司,接手家族咖啡牌檔。三十年來,痀僂街市佬受盡白眼,沒有留戀熱廚房。

兩代人,同一店簷下。家父身體抱恙,永恒選擇相伴母親「妹妹姐」左右。年輕店主本決定留守,不讓海味老字號消失。然而,2021年未入寒冬,永恒選擇告別我城。

留下?結業?遷走?三道軌跡,兩代傳承人,側寫香港大時代。

 

Goodbye, Aberdeen seeks to document three hawkersfamily stories before and during the reconstruction of Aberdeen Market. 

Fung has never felt the market familiar, even though his parents Hoi-tong and Pun have been working there for nearly 40 years. Having revisited this vanishing market, he discovers how this place matters to him. Hoi-tong met Pun at Hee Kee, her mothers vegetable store, yet the couple rarely enjoyed a romantic time. Urban subaltern love stories are full of tensions between debts and favour, freedom and responsibility. 

Shing (勝) literally means victory in Chinese. Yet Shing Kee hardly feels victorious his entire life. In the 1980s, Shing Kee reluctantly left the foreign-funded company and took over his father’s coffee hawker stall. For thirty years he has experienced and witnessed ridicule and hypocrisy, leaving no feeling of nostalgia for this wet market. 

Wing-hang finally decided to accompany his mother to keep his fathers time-honoured brand of a dried seafood shop. However, in 2021, the young man bids farewell to this city, starting his new life in London.

Two generations of business heirs pursue three different trajectories. Be it staying, leaving or closing down the business, the documentary delineates how hawkerslife trajectories intersect with the citys socio-historical transition.

導演闡述

Director’s Statement

「策劃《再見,香港仔》的初衷很簡單:記錄我父母,還有香港仔街市一眾檔主的生命故事。街市在香港,總被描繪成老舊之地,難逃發展重建的命運,一切堅固的東西,彷若煙消雲散。然而,這種想像,多多少少隱沒了檔主們日復日的真實感受,我希望這趟「尋鄉」之旅,能呈現被香港主流忽略的聲音。」—— 鍾曉烽(聯合導演、監製)

「《再見,香港仔》是屬於香港市井的故事。一市一江湖,恩情以外,還有怨恨、無奈、平庸之惡、平實之善,糊口以外,還有自由、牽絆、理想、責任。重建,意味一座街市的死與生。離、留、回歸,碰巧是這幾年不少香港人的母題,一座公眾街市,隱約呼應我城的命運。」——黃嘉慧(聯合導演)

 

The reason I curated Goodbye, Aberdeen is simple. I hope to document the life stories of my parents, and those folks who have been dwelling in the Aberdeen Market. Wet markets in Hong Kong are often portrayed as an old-fashioned and nostalgic place, and are destined to be demolished and redeveloped. The sentimental portrayal and imagination somehow override the actual feelings and thoughts of these market women and men. Through the root-seeking journey, I hope to visualise and present these marginalised voices. —  CHUNG, Hiu Fung (Co-Director, Producer)

Goodbye, Aberdeen is a story about Hong Kong urban subaltern culture. A market is like an underworld where one could find kindness, resentment, resignation, banality and goodness. Apart from making a living, one also witnesses freedom, bonding, ideals and responsibility.  Reconstruction represents the death and life of a city. These choices of staying, leaving or returning are coincidental with the motif of Hongkongers over the past few years. A public wet market seemingly echoes with this citys destiny. — WONG, Ka Wai Dorothy (Co-Director)

總預算

Total Budget

US $65,754

聯合導演 / 監製

Co-Director / Producer

鍾曉烽

CHUNG Hiu Fung

鍾曉烽,中大傳播學哲學碩士,曾擔任香港電台兼職助導參與紀錄片製作,關注香港城市發展、庶民生活和社會階級問題,用影像透視文化肌理、社會張力,以至時代變遷。

CHUNG Hiu Fung obtained his MPhil in Communication from the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He worked as a part-time assistant director for documentary production at the Radio Television Hong Kong. With a keen interest in urban development, histories of the subaltern culture and social inequalities, he seeks to unravel cultural texture, social tensions and historical transformation of Hong Kong through visual story-telling.

聯合導演

Co-Director

黃嘉慧

WONG Ka Wai, Dorothy

黃嘉慧本科畢業於香港中文大學新聞與傳播學院,瑞典馬爾摩大學碩士,現職媒體教育機構項目總監,曾任職不同廣告公司,創作和製作多個廣告影片和紀錄片。

Dorothy WONG graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and obtained her master’s degree from Malmö University in Sweden. She has worked at various advertising agencies and local media. She is now the Program Director at a local social enterprise, promoting media literacy education and producing knowledge documentaries.

攝影/剪接

Cinematographer / Editor

黃嘉慧

WONG Ka Wai, Dorothy

黃嘉慧本科畢業於香港中文大學新聞與傳播學院,瑞典馬爾摩大學碩士,現職媒體教育機構項目總監,曾任職不同廣告公司,創作和製作多個廣告影片和紀錄片。

Dorothy WONG graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and obtained her master’s degree from Malmö University in Sweden. She has worked at various advertising agencies and local media. She is now the Program Director at a local social enterprise, promoting media literacy education and producing knowledge documentaries.

影像單位 / 製作公司

Film Unit / Production Company

 

火星媒體

Mars Media Academy

Fin Fin 工作室

Fin Fin Studio