少男 Boy (2009)

2005年,他(导演)的作品《花样少年》又名《马希莫欧立卫洛的盛放》(Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros)在各地影展中获得总共大约14个奖项,从此打响了他的知名度。除了在各地影展大放异彩,他的这部成名作在菲律宾本土又起怎么样的影响?

在各地影展中已具盛名的奥拉乌索里托说道:「《马希莫欧立卫洛的盛放》在菲律宾上映时,得到观众很好的反应,不仅如此,它也掀起了拍摄同性恋题材影片的热潮。」这次他带着从新加坡国际电影节退出的新作品《少男》,来到意大利都灵同志电影节做首映,令新加坡的观众失去了观赏这部佳作的机会,而都灵的电影节则意外地获得了首映的荣幸。

影片《少男》的故事挺简单,它叙述一名少男对自己感情去向的逐渐肯定。少男虽然家境富裕,但母亲的地位只是二奶,所以父亲总不在家,连逢年过节都难得见他一面。与母亲独居的他,在房间养了好几大缸的鱼为伴。

一天,他独自来到一家生意清淡,顾客零丁的夜店观赏舞郎表演,正值青春期的他,恋上了其中一个年纪轻轻的舞郎。为了凑钱让舞郎能和自己共度一宵,他转售了珍惜收藏的漫画书,终于在新年前夕得愿以偿。

少年情怀总是诗,《少男》里的男孩不只满怀诗般的情意,他本身也是个诗人,而影片里的诗,却是导演奥拉乌索里托自己亲手写下的。

和他的前两部剧情片《马希莫欧立卫洛的盛放》和《割之女》(Tuli)比较之下,这部《少男》感觉更个人,带有某种程度的自传味道。奥拉乌索里托坦然承认,《少男》的确有部分是他本身的经历,他是在第一次观赏了菲律宾的舞郎表演后,终于恍然大悟,坦诚面对自己的性倾向,了解自己的确是喜欢男性的同性恋。就像戏中的少男,一番观赏夜店舞郎的经验,解开了心里的迷惑,开拓情感上指定的方向。

影片里性爱的场面,拍得唯美动人,两具年轻丶结实的身体,在橙黄色的微光下激情相欢,是绝对的赏心悦目。对不起,新加坡的电影检察局,这是自然生活的纯真境界,不是简单无聊的同性恋规范化。(遗憾的是,导演透露,影片原本还有一幕非常近距离,从下往上拍的勃起镜头,但后来在检修处理时去掉了。)

《少男》的剧情似乎很简单,可是传递的讯息和思想却丰富多彩,并非少男叫春那么简单浮浅。奥拉乌索里托会很漫不经心地在影片中安排,让观众捕捉的讯息和感觉的桥段。少男衣食住行都不缺乏,就是没有父亲的爱和关怀,舞男虽居住贫民区,但父亲却带着吃的来探访,互相嘘寒问暖,温馨无比,简短的一幕,就道出了富不一定拥有,穷则并非一定贫乏的观点。

倒是少男满室大鱼缸的隐喻,起初以为就是为了增添少年诗意气氛,后来傻傻地问了导演,他回答:你不觉得这些鱼和自然界有关联吗?恍然大悟,少男心里的同志情怀就和鱼缸里的鱼一样,都是自然界的生态。

剧中一句少男的气话:「在菲律宾,女的还是妓女,男的还是情色舞郎」,令我不禁询问导演,为何有如此偏激的看法。他答道:这是他个人对菲律宾社会情况感到痛心的比喻,他从小就认识的贫穷邻居们,这么多年来,物换星移,年复一年,他们还是同样的贫困,没多少改变。

最喜欢的是导演以豁达丶开朗的心态处理影片,少男和舞男的关系虽然始于交易,导演却将这份关系处理得唯美,无关道德准则,只是少男对自己生命一部分的肯定。

奥拉乌索里托的导演手法越来越显个人风格,在众多喜欢把剧情搞得分枝散叶,拖泥带水的菲律宾影片中,他的作品,无疑地,鹤立鸡群。很欣赏他在剧情中细腻,巧妙地传递自己的想法,观念的功力。

Boy (2009) [Reseed]

Tagalog with English Subtitles

Resolution: 1280x720

A Film by Auraeus Solito

A poet sells his collection of comic books and action figures in order to afford to hire a male stripper on New Years Eve.

With this film Boy, talented director Auraeus Solito is back in fine form with this wonderful story about a boy who goes to one of Manila’s famed Macho Dancer bars and becomes entranced with the beauty of a performer. With this film Boy, talented director Auraeus Solito is back in fine form with this wonderful story about a boy who goes to one of Manila’s famed Macho Dancer bars and becomes entranced with the beauty of a performer. Our unnamed protagonist, a budding teenage poet, begins the film as a tentative young man, but finishes with a burst of adult sexuality and assertiveness. Our unnamed protagonist, a budding teenage poet, begins the film as a tentative young man, but finishes with a burst of adult sexuality and assertiveness. Boy heads out to the club where dancers try one after another to seduce the lone cute boy in their mostly empty club. Boy heads out to the club where dancers try one after another to seduce the lone cute boy in their mostly empty club. Boy resists them all until Aries hits the stage. Boy resists them all until Aries hits the stage. With an animal magnetism that grabs the boy’s attention, Boy runs home to get the money to rent his first man. With an animal magnetism that grabs the boy’s attention, Boy runs home to get the money to rent his first man. He sells his childhood collection of comics and action figures so he can participate in a rite of manhood. He sells his childhood collection of comics and action figures so he can participate in a rite of manhood. The Boy brings Aries home and they bond — and not just sexually — in one of the hottest and beautifully filmed lovemaking scenes in the gay filmmaking canon. The Boy brings Aries home and they bond - and not just sexually - in one of the hottest and beautifully filmed lovemaking scenes in the gay filmmaking canon. Aries feels connected that stays to ring in the New Year with his new buddy and mom. Aries feels connected that stays to ring in the New Year with his new buddy and mom. Sensitive, authentic and touching, director Solito’s Boy solidifies his reputation as one of the most promising young gay directors in the world. Sensitive, authentic and touching, director Solito’s Boy solidifies his reputation as one of the most promising young gay directors in the world.

In Auraeus Solito’s own words:

“Boy is my ode to the erotic Filipino genre, especially the 1998 Macho Dancer movie by Lino Brocka. Macho dancers are like male strippers with a very enticing and sensual way of dancing which I find aesthetically beautiful. Each generation in the Philippines has a “macho dancer” film. This is my deconstruction of that genre.

In the film, an unnamed teenager accepts himself, his homosexuality, when he falls in love with a Macho Dancer. He sells his comic books so that he can afford to buy him for one night. Of course, the climax of the film is when the Boy finally consummates his love with the Macho dancer.

It is this lovemaking scene (according to the festival organisers of Singapore International Film Festival) that the censors have disallowed. It is a very gentle and sensual scene. In fact, I have made series of screening tests in Manila and Amsterdam - and they found the scene sensual and beautiful. That is why I was totally surprised that the censors found this scene not fit for public viewing."(G5V.NET)


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