The Moon and the Tree

Tsai Ming-Liang

Direccions 34 min Spanish premiere

Synopsis

“The Moon” Lee Pei-Jing asked me to film her physical therapy. After being paralyzed since the age of 23, her lower body finally started to have feeling and hurt over the past two years. “The Tree” Chang Feng reminds me of a tree that gets more charming and dashing as he ages.

Themes

BiographicAsian CinemaShort Film

Filmmaker

Tsai Ming-Liang

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 InnThe 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: Abiding Nowhere (2024, D'A 2024), Where Do You Stand, Tsai Ming-Liang? (short film, 2022), The Night (short film, 2021, D'A 2022), The Moon and the Tree (short film, 2021, D'A 2022), Rizi (Days) (2020, D'A 2021), Your Face (2018, D'A 2019), Afternoon (2015), Autumn Days (short film, 2015, D'A 2022), Journey to the West (2014), Stray Dogs (2013, D’A 2014), Visage (2009), I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006), The Wayward Cloud (2005), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, D'A 2021), The Skywalk Is Gone (short film, 2002, D'A 2022), What Time Is It There? (2001), The Hole (1998), The River (1997), Vive l'amour (2004), Rebels of the Neon God (1992)

Tsai Ming-Liang

Film information

Original Title: Yuèliàng shù
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang
Script: Tsai Ming-Liang
Contact: Homegreen Films
With: Lee Pei-Jing, Chang Feng
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 34 min
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2022

Poster

The Moon and the Tree