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Réalisateur/trice

Tsai Ming-iang

Taiwan

Français

> 2006, I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (Hei yan quan) – 82 min, Taïwan, France, Autriche.
Une investigation minimalist et sensuelle de la relation voluptueuse entre un Sans-Domicile fixe chinois, un travailleur sans-papier venant du Bangladesh et une serveuse originaire de Kuala Lumpur.


> 2003, Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Bu jian bu san) – 82 min, Taïwan.
Everyone tries to drive out the loneliness – from the visitors to the box office clerk – in nostalgic cinephile film about the last day in the life of a cinema. King Hu’s Dragon Gate Inn can be seen once more.


> 2002, The Skywalk is Gone (Tien chao bu jien le) – 23 min, Taïwan, France.

> 2001, Digital Short Films (In Public, par Jia Zhang-Ke / Digitopia, par John Akomfrah / A Conversation with God, par Tsai Ming-liang) 2002 3×30 min (Corée du Sud)
Dans ces trois films de 30 minutes chacun, trois réalisateurs de renommée internationale – à l’appel du festival coréen de cinéma, Jeonju Film Festival, explorent les possibilités de la vidéo numérique. Deux portraits vivants urbains et une histoire sur l’amour numérique, très différents les uns des autres.

The Korean Jeonju Film Festival commissioned three film-makers to make a film and only placed two restrictions on them: the length should be no more than thirty minutes and they had to film with a digital videocamera. Despite the very different results, all three films include moments in which the future of digital film becomes tangible. Digitopia by John Akomfrah is about a man who is torn back and forth between the digital and analogue world. He is desperately seeking love and tries to turn his digital relationship into a real relationship. The subject of his affections, a prostitute, is however less than enthusiastic.
For In Public, Jia spent 45 days filming public places in the former mining town of Datung. The influence of capitalism on the town is clear: an old bus is now a restaurant, a railway station has suddenly been turned into a disco. Datung has become a town without a function, but despite the depression, the inhabitants remain optimistic.
A Conversation with God is the most elusive of the three. Here Tsai Ming-liang searches for God, in a collage of lively images from the big city. We see a medium in trance, a river bank strewn with dead fish and a striptease. An exciting contemporary document.


> 1998, Dong (Hole) – 95 min, Taïwan.

> 1997, The River (He liu) – 115 min, Taïwan.
Occasionally acid, penetrating and slightly controversial portrait of a malfunctioning family in Taipei, by the maker of Vive l’Amour won the Silver Bear in Berlin. With Lee Kang-sheng.


> 1995, Wo xin ren shih de peng yo (My New Friends/Mes nouveaux amis) – 53 min, Taïwan.

> 1994, Aiqing Wansui (Vive l’amour) – 119 min, Taïwan.
Un appartement inhabité est occupé par trois jeunes gens. Solitude et aliénation. Lion d’Or à Venise. Par le réalisateur de Rebels of the Neon God.


> 1993, All corners of the world (Haijiao tianya – 50 min, Taïwan.

> 1993, Boys (Xiao hai) – 50 min, Taïwan.

> 1992, Rebels of the neon god (Ching shao nien na cha) – 106 min, Taïwan.
Eblouissant premier film sur la solitude et l’ennui des jeunes à Taipei.

English

> 2006, I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (Hei yan quan) – 82 min, Taiwan, France, Austria.
Minimalist and sensually charged investigation of the sultry relationship between a homeless Chinese, an illegal worker from Bangladesh and a waitress from Kuala Lumpur.



> 2003, Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Bu jian bu san) – 82 min, Taiwan.
Everyone tries to drive out the loneliness – from the visitors to the box office clerk – in nostalgic cinephile film about the last day in the life of a cinema. King Hu’s Dragon Gate Inn can be seen once more.


> 2002, The Skywalk is Gone (Tien chao bu jien le) – 23 min, Taiwan, France.

> 2001, Digital Short Films (In Public, by Jia Zhang-Ke / Digitopia, by John Akomfrah / A Conversation with God, by Tsai Ming-liang) 2002 3×30 min (South Korea)
In these three thirty-minute films, three internationally renowned directors explore the possibilities of digital video. Two living urban portraits and a story about digital love that won’t turn analogue.

The Korean Jeonju Film Festival commissioned three film-makers to make a film and only placed two restrictions on them: the length should be no more than thirty minutes and they had to film with a digital videocamera. Despite the very different results, all three films include moments in which the future of digital film becomes tangible. Digitopia by John Akomfrah is about a man who is torn back and forth between the digital and analogue world. He is desperately seeking love and tries to turn his digital relationship into a real relationship. The subject of his affections, a prostitute, is however less than enthusiastic.
For In Public, Jia spent 45 days filming public places in the former mining town of Datung. The influence of capitalism on the town is clear: an old bus is now a restaurant, a railway station has suddenly been turned into a disco. Datung has become a town without a function, but despite the depression, the inhabitants remain optimistic.
A Conversation with God is the most elusive of the three. Here Tsai Ming-liang searches for God, in a collage of lively images from the big city. We see a medium in trance, a river bank strewn with dead fish and a striptease. An exciting contemporary document.


> 1998, Dong (Hole) – 95 min, Taiwan.

> 1997, The River (He liu) – 115 min, Taiwan.
Occasionally acid, penetrating and slightly controversial portrait of a malfunctioning family in Taipei, by the maker of Vive l’Amour won the Silver Bear in Berlin. With Lee Kang-sheng.


> 1995, Wo xin ren shih de peng yo (My New Friends) – 53 min, Taiwan.

> 1994, Aiqing Wansui (Vive l’amour) – 119 min, Taiwan.
An uninhabited apartment is used by three young people. Loneliness and alienation. Golden Lion at Venice. By the maker of Rebels of the Neon God.


> 1993, All corners of the world (Haijiao tianya – 50 min, Taiwan.

> 1993, Boys (Xiao hai) – 50 min, Taiwan.

> 1992, Rebels of the neon god (Ching shao nien na cha) – 106 min, Taiwan.
Stunning début about lonely and bored young people in Taipei.