Two by Tsai Ming-Liang

Two by Tsai Ming-Liang

Richly ruminative, the films of Tsai Ming-liang locate oases of calm and introspection amidst the hustle and bustle of the contemporary urban world that his isolated and alienated characters—among them, always, longtime collaborator Lee Kang-sheng—move through, alight with muted yearning. In Goodbye, Dragon Inn and Days, you can see Tsai’s cinematic distillations of a Taipei cinema and the streets of Bangkok and Hong Kong and the steady hand of a master.

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Two by Tsai Ming-Liang
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Directed by Tsai Ming-liang | 82 mins | 2003
    Like the Royal Theater in The Last Picture Show and the title movie house in Cinema Paradiso, the Fu-Ho is shutting down for good. A palace with seemingly mile-wide rows of red velvet seats, the likes of which you’ve seen only in your most nostalgic dr...

  • Days

    Directed by Tsai Ming-liang | 127 mins | 2020
    The parallel narratives of a middle-aged man seeking treatment for a chronic illness in Hong Kong (Lee Kang-sheng) and a Laotian immigrant in Bangkok (Anong Houngheuangsy) eventually, finally, meet in a moment of ecstatic release.