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Wind Flower Snow Moon 風花雪月
 
Yang Jianjun 陽建軍

This is a home video about a family that specializes in Fengshui. There have been 11 generations and most of the men in this family have carried on the geomantic craft. In the calamitous year of 2008, the 90 years old grandfather, the ninth generation successor of the family, celebrated the birth of his two great-grandchildren while burying his own son who died of cancer. The documentary centers around the family and shows different viewpoints of Chinese to all kinds of death. The name of the film, Wind flower Snow Moon, is actually the name of the coronach that the geomancers sing when they worship Buddha in the funeral. It suggests that life is eventually emptiness from birth, aging, illness to death. In the meantime, people struggle to live in the present.

這是一個風水世家的家庭錄像,這個世家已經延續了十一代,家庭中的男性成員大都是風水先生。在多災多難的2008年,90歲的風水師爺爺迎來了兩個重孫子,又親手埋葬了罹患癌症的兒子。影片以這個家族為中心,體現了中國人面對重重死亡的不同態度。《風花雪月》是風水先生在葬禮中獻給佛祖的讚歌,它感歎生老病死的人生是一場空,而與此同時,人們依舊活在現世,活在當下。

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