Salute is a feature length film that combines fiction, experimental and documentary elements and breaks the frame of film genres that most people think of. Four particular periods in the dance career of world-famous Taiwanese monde dancer, SHEU Fang-yi, are highlighted to depict her dance journey. In some way this film can be considered as autobiography, yet it is definitely not a documentary since the whole production is produced in a fictional manner. What’s different from other film productions, the main idea of production for this film is the parallel creation that is formed by the director and the dancer. The script and the extended production details were developed and executed after the director started shooting.The film was finally presented with two story lines. The timeline jumps between fiction and non-fiction, illusion and mundane, leading the audience to wander through reality and poetic dreams, calmness, and restlessness. One documents the dancer’s banality and the process of choreographing, and how she uses modern dance to tell stories and traces her dance career, so as to track the origin of her thoughts. Followed by the dancer’s choreography, the other presents the transformed dance dramas that are filmed with poetic cinema language.
《 我心我行》是結合劇情、實驗與紀錄，打破類型框架的電影長片。故事原型以國際舞蹈家許芳宜生涯的四個時間節點「啟蒙」、「立志」、 「揚名」、「歸國」作為背景故事基礎，是舞蹈家半自傳電影。《我心我行》不是紀錄片，製作環節從頭到尾都是用敘事電影的思考，與一般電影製作最相異的是電影創作者間的平行創作，導演與舞蹈家在電影開拍同時，才開始延伸電影劇本及電影語言的製作細節。電影最終呈現的是雙線敘事，時而真實，時而意識敞徉。先以紀錄體的方式拍攝，描繪舞蹈家的生活和編舞過程，另一條線再從為電影而編的舞碼，加上電影的詩意語境轉化為舞劇呈現為敘事內容。