Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label

   

Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang’s remarkable body of work is collected here with the first 4 films of his career.

Tsai’s films are deliberately paced, cutting together long takes he unabashedly requires each viewer to slow down and patiently experience another’s life. This often results in a surprising emotional depth and connection with his characters. These three very varied films spanning everything from surreal, futuristic comedy musicals in The Hole to heartbreaking romanticm, charts the fascinating development of his reoccurring themes, motifs and obsessions. These obsessions have featured in almost all of his films: water, the observation of humans in their private and personal rituals.
Tsai Ming-liang’s fresh modern voice, his unabashed sexual frankness and graceful style won him plaudits throughout the international festival circuit and with his contemporaries Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang brought about a new wave of Taiwanese cinema that would quickly become regarded as modern classics.

THE HOLE

TSAI MING LIANG still 1 TSAI MING LIANG still 2 TSAI MING LIANG still 3