With a unique body of work that explores time, space, memory and embodiment, Tsai Ming-liang is one of contemporary cinema’s most distinctive auteurs. He joins us to discuss his distinguished four-decade career, which has encompassed theatre and television work, gallery-based performances and his extraordinary cinematic output. Known as one of the masters of slow cinema, we will delve into Tsai’s unique approach to structuring narrative and framing images. A key voice in the second wave of New Taiwanese filmmakers, Tsai followed his striking debut feature about troubled youth in Taipei, Rebels of the Neon God (1992), with his international breakthrough Vive L’amour (1994). It saw him awarded the prestigious Golden Lion award at the 51st Venice International Film Festival, along with three Golden Horse Film Festival awards for Best Picture, Director and Sound. Days, Tsai’s astonishingly beautiful meditation on solitude, premiered in competition at the 2020 Berlinale and won the Jury Teddy Award.

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