Three Grams of a Dream

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Three Grams of a Dream
三克的梦想

The 2011 multiple award-winning Three Grams of a Dream (三克的梦想) written by Chen You Kang 陈友康, widescreen color in Mandarin (with Cantonese, English and Korean subtitles). Directed by Chen You Kang 陈友康 and Zhang Jiang 张江 for Gravy Boat Film Studio, Produced by Toby Simkin.

Starring Peng Jia Ye 彭嘉烨 (Ben), Danni Wang 汪丹妮 (Mother), Ye Xian Jie 叶仙杰 (Zhou Qi), Peng Cheng Chi 彭承炽 (Grandfather) and Chen Jing Long 陈靖龙 (Father) with Cheng Cheng Zhen 彭承珍 (Uncle), Li Jin Lian 李金莲 (Teacher), Yao Bao Jin 姚宝 (Foreman), Kevin Wang 王威鹏 (Rice Mill), He Xi Wen 何习⽂ (Traveller) and You Fu Yong 游福勇 (Traveller).

制⽚片 沈涂彬 Produced by Toby Simkin; 监制 赵武 张宁 沈亮 Executive Produced by: Zhao Wu, Zhang Ning, Shen Liang; 导演 陈友康 张江 Directed by Chen You Kang & Zhang Jiang; 编剧 陈友康 Written by: Chen You Kang; 原创⾳ 乐  ⽂文 Original Music by: George Xue; 制⽚片统筹 柒鑫 Production Coordinator: Qi Xin; 副导演 季砺 1st Asst. Director: Ji Li; 摄影 王威鹏 Cinematography: Kevin Wang; 摄影⼤大助 杨勋 1st Asst. Cinematography: Yang Xun; 摄影助理 游福勇 2nd Asst. Cinematography: You Fu Yong; 剪  张江 Editor: Zhang Jiang; 特效 ⺩王威鹏 陈友康 Visual Effects: Kevin Wang & Chen You Kang  ; ⾓  陈友康 张江 Casting: Chen You Kang & Zhang Jiang; 灯光 杨勋 游福勇 Lighting: Yang Xun & You Fu Yong; 声⾳  姚宝  Sound: Yao Bao Jin; 服  叶珠  Costumes: Ye Zhu Ju; 道具 林坤鹏 Props: Lin Kun Peng; 造型 汪丹妮 Makeup: Danni Wang; 场务 彭承珍 Location Supervisor: Peng Cheng Zhen; 电⼯工 叶佑明 Electrician: Ye You Ming; 场  周正  Script Supervisor: Zhou Zheng Wen; 字幕 李 宇 DJ ⺩王  吴  Subtitles: Lee Jung-Woo, DJ Wizniak, Wang Chao & Dikei Wu; 市场  嘉恒 Marketing: Chu Jia Heng; 纪录⽚片 何习⽂文 Archivist: He Xi Wen; 厨师 叶宝珠 陈淑清 Craft Services: Ye Bao Zhu & Chen Shu Qing

A little boy’s wisdom, persistence and love.  In the Chinese countryside, Ben (Peng Jia Ye), a 6 year old boy lives with his mother (Danni Wang) and grandfather (Peng Cheng Chi). Ben and his friend Zhou Qi (Ye Xian Jie) watch a table tennis competition on a communal village TV, and Ben’s dreams begin. Playing table tennis is in Ben’s heart, but he cannot bring himself to ask his poor mother for money to buy the balls and rackets. In order to make his dream come true…

一个孩子的智慧,坚持与爱.  故事发生在中国偏远的农村,父亲在外打工,6岁的小本和母亲、爷爷相依为命,有一天小本和同学周奇在小卖铺里看乒乓球比赛,屏幕上出现的画面在小本的心里产生了极具的吸引力。从此,打上乒乓球已经成为了小本心中追逐的梦想,可他不想轻而易举地向妈妈开口要求买球和球拍。为了实现自己的梦想…

Three Grams of a Dream CYKDIRECTORS STATEMENT

Three Grams of a Dream takes place in a small rural village in China and introduces us to Ben, a young boy who has no material wealth but big dreams. Ben’s dream of wanting to play ping-­‐pong is shared by many children in China. Audiences are moved as we watch Ben find a way to realize his dreams.

Ben struggles between his family relationships and his own honesty, as he has to use unusual initiative and work hard to find a way to purchase the ping-­‐pong ball, and make his own paddles, net and table from old farm wood. Upon achieving his goal, tragedy strikes as the Sichuan Earthquake occurs. Chinese citizens are asked to donate, however Ben, caught between the desire to do what feels right, and what he can afford, decides that his only choice, is to give up the one thing that he truly loves. Ben shows us that once we make the right decision -­‐-­‐ no matter how much it hurts, we will find our reward. We can all be role models.

The film teaches us if we stick to our hopes and goals our dreams can be achieved. Many children don’t understand the value of love or family, nor compassion. Many children today are benchmarked by their own material wealth… they are often given what they demand and show no appreciation or understanding of value. My hope is that this film will both educate and move audiences to a closer understanding of the true value of family love and of the human spirit – something that unites the world, not just China.

导演阐述: 《三克的梦想》讲述一个中国偏远农村男孩小本的故事,一 个没有物质财富的年轻小男孩,却拥有着一个大梦想。一个和 许多中国小孩一样打乒乓球的梦想。许许多多的观众在小本实 现自己梦想的过程中被感动。 他在家庭关系与自己的诚实之间做斗争,他主动用那种非同 寻常的方式去寻找如何购买乒乓球的方法、制作属于自己的球 拍,以及用旧木板当球台。 正当他刚刚完成目标时,悲剧却降临了,汶川发生地震,中 国公民普遍要求捐款捐物,然而小本,在徘徊于自己的渴望与 奉献之间做出了他唯一的决定——舍小爱成就大爱。 小本告诉我们,一旦我们做出正确的决定——不管有多少伤 害,我们会得到属于自己的回报,我们可以成为很好的榜样。 电影告诉我们,如果坚持我们的希望和梦想,最终一定可以 实现目标。很多孩子不理解爱心与家庭的价值,也不同情。现 在的许多孩子都有他们自己的物质财富(来自父母),他们常 常得到他们想要的东西时却不懂得欣赏和理解真正的价值。我 希望这部电影能够教育和打动观众更进一步了解家庭的爱和对 人类心灵的东西——这些东西其实联系着整个世界,不仅仅是 中国。
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Three Grams of a Dream Interview DJ CYKINTERVIEW FOLLOWING THE VISION YOUTH AWARDS

(JUNE 2012) WITH CHEN YOU KANG (Director) & DJ WIZNIAK (TSB Entertainment)
2012 年6 月 “半夏的纪念” 获奖后DJ Wizniak(TSB 娱乐)采访陈友康(导演)

DJ. Where did you film Three Grams of a Dream?
您在哪⼉儿拍摄《三克的梦想》?

CYK. I wanted to showcase the REAL rural village life of China. I knew of this beautiful area in Fujian, Zhouning City in Ningde that provided an idealic setting, and was an area I knew very, very well…. By shooting the entire movie on location in this area, it provided a more realistic feeling. It happens to be my families’ hometown.
我想展现真实的中国农村⽣生活。这个美丽的地区在福建省宁德市周宁县, 它提供了⼀一个⾮非常好的环境,我清楚这个地⽅方⾮非常,⾮非常的美。在那⾥里拍摄电 影,它能给观众更多真实的感受,这是我的故乡。

DJ. How did you cast the film?
您是如何选择演员的?

CYK. Given the tight timeline for production shooting, and the very tight budget framework I knew that casting was going to be difficult. I chose to demand total realism in the character portrayals, so did not want to cast professional actors, instead, real people, and shape them to deliver the performances that I wanted. The boy that plays Ben was amazing to work with, albeit long hours of the 2 of us working closely, he delivered a performance that I think is extremely fresh and real. Similarly, the performances by Zhou, the mother, the father and grandfather, were all so real, they jumped through the lens of the camera and I hope into the hearts of the audiences. All except the mother were from the local Zhouning City area. The mother came from AnHui.
由于拍摄制作的档期很紧,和⾮非常紧张的预算,我知道选择演员很困难 的。我想拍摄的更加贴近现实,所以不想⽤用专业演员,相反的,真实的⼈人在真 实环境下提供的表演,才是我想要的。剧中⼩小本的表演就特别棒, 我们两个⽐比 较⻓长时间的呆在⼀一块,他所刻画出来的,我觉得是⾮非常鲜活的,真实的。同样, 周奇、⺟母亲、⽗父亲和爷爷,都表现的⾮非常真实,我希望他们能够通过相机的镜 头去跟观众的⼼心灵沟通。⺟母亲来⾃自安徽,其他演员都是来⾃自宁德市周宁县的 。

DJ. Do you consider this a sports film?
你认为这是⼀一个体育电影?

CYK. Not at all. Ping Pong is merely used as a metaphor for the ambition and dream of this little boy in this tiny community. It’s his way out. It’s his way towards participating in the greater Chinese community. The Ping Pong ball only accounts for 2.7 grams – add 0.1 gram of wisdom, 0.1 of persistence and 0.1 of love, and you have my film’s recipe.
不完全是,乒乓球是作为⼀一个⼿手段去展现在这个⼩小⼩小⼭山区⾥里⼩小男孩的和 梦想。通过这个⽅方式,隐喻地反映出更⼤大的中国乃⾄至华⼈人社区。乒乓球只有2.7 克,加上0.1 克的智慧,0.1 的毅⼒力和0.1 克的爱,你可以知道我的电影是怎么 组成的。

DJ. Where do you hope Three Grams of a Dream will go in the future?
你希望《三克的梦想》的未来在哪⾥里播出?

CYK. I sincerely hope that this film can be seen by non-­‐Chinese, to understand a little more about the true heart, soul and spirit of the average Chinese person. To this end, I am encouraging participation of the film in various international festivals.
我真诚地希望这部电影有更多的外国⼈人看到,了解多⼀一点有关中国⼈人真 正的内⼼心,灵魂和精神。为此,我积极参与更多不同的国际性电影节。

DJ. The production quality was good what was the budget of the film?
这部电影的质量是⾮非常好的,那预算是多少呢?

CYK. The production was made with love while leveraging friendships and relationships. It was tight, but the total budget surprised us all – affordable thanks to such great support from local community, schools and production teams.
这部作品是⽤用爱和友谊去完成的,总的预算⾮非常紧,让⼤大家都很惊讶, 这要感谢当地帮助我们的机构,学校和我的制作团队。

DJ. Marvelous! Congratulations! Thank-­‐you.
好极了! 祝贺! 謝謝

CYK. You are welcome. It was a pleasure to meet you.
不客⽓气 ⻅见到你很⾼高兴

Some of the Awards

Three Grams of a Dream (Film) awards

  • 获第19 届北京大学生电影节第13 届大学生原创影片大赛剧情片“最佳 导演”奖,电影频道爱电影栏目“爱拍电影”特别奖 WINNER: The 19th Beijing College Film Festival 13th Original Film Competition “Best Director”, CCTV6 “ Love Film” Special Award. (for “Three Grams of a Dream”)
  • 获台北国际短片电影节 第五届全球华人非常短片创意盛典“最佳新人奖” WINNER: Taipei International Short Film Festival, 5th Global Award “Best New Director” Award. (for “Three Grams of a Dream”)
  • 获第十届“半夏的纪念” 国际大学生影像展“最佳剧情作品”奖 WINNER: The 10th Vision Youth Awards “Best Fiction” Awards (for “Three Grams of a Dream”)
  • 第二届中国国际微电影节“最佳影片奖” WINNER: The 2nd China International Short Festival Golden wings “Best Film” Awards (for “Three Grams of a Dream”)
  • 获2012 中国体育微视频展播剧情片“金奖”,国家体育总局宣传司推荐作品 WINNER: The 2012 China Sports Video Festival Drama Film “Golden Award”, General Administration of Sport of China recommended film. (for “Three Grams of a Dream”)
  • 澳大利亚二零一三金考拉国际华语电影节 “评委会特别推荐奖” WINNER: 2013 Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival “ Highly Commended” (for “Three Grams of a Dream”)
  • 2012《三克的梦想》入围澳门国际电影节金莲花奖 FINALIST: The 4th Macau International Movie Festival “Golden Lotus” award (for “Three Grams of a Dream”)
  • 入围第三届西安国际民间影像节 FINALIST: The 3rd International Video Festival Xi’an China (for “Three Grams of a Dream”)
  • 入围中国西宁First 青年电影展 FINALIST: The Xining First Film Festival of China (for “Three Grams of a Dream”)

 

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