Tsai Ming-Liang is undoubtedly one of the most important filmmakers of the moment. His movies are an absolute gold standard thanks to his ability to observe the world transversally, and his mastery of the passage of time as he cleverly produces poetry out of frames and complete disquisitions based on silences. On the occasion of the premiere of his latest short film, The Night, the D’A is taking a look at the director’s most unknown facet, screening it along with three other short pieces from his filmography and which offer us a unique opportunity to fill in all the gaps. Session with English subtitles.
He is one of the greatest exponents of the “Second Wave” of Taiwanese cinema, with an extensive, radical and unforgettable filmography that contains such celebrated films as Goodbye, Dragon Inn, The Wayward Cloud or I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone. With Vive l’amour he won the Golden Lion in Venice, with The River he won the Special Jury Prize in Berlin and with Stray Dogs, again in Venice, he won the Grand Jury Prize.
Filmography: The Night (short, 2021, D'A 2022), The Moon and the Tree (short, 2021, D'A 2022), Rizi (Days) (2020, D'A 2021), Your Face (2018, D'A 2019), Afternoon (2015), Autumn Days (short, 2015, D'A 2022), Journey to the West (2014), Stray Dogs (2013, D’A 2014), Visage (2009), No quiero dormir solo (2006), El sabor de la sandía (2005), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, D'A 2021), The Skywalk Is Gone (short, 2002, D'A 2022), ¿Qué hora es? (2001), The Hole (1998), El río (1997), Viva el amor (2004), Rebeldes del dios Neón (1992)