DIRECTOR: TSAI MING-LIANG
CAST: LEE KANG-SHENG, TSAI MING-LIANG
For the past twenty-five years, Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang has distinguished himself as one of the most tirelessly brilliant filmmakers in the world with such beautifully crafted films about love, sex, and urban alienation as Vive l’amour (1995), What Time Is It There? (2001), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003), and I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (2007), all of them starring his subtly expressive muse Lee Kang-sheng. Rarely does this great auteur appear onscreen himself and open up about his creative methods, so the new Afternoon, a film in four static shots in which the director sits with Lee Kang-sheng in a ramshackle rural house to discuss all manner of things professional and very personal, is an event. True Tsai fans, prepare to bliss out.
Presented with support from Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York.
Screened April 1–7, 2016