‘Tsai Ming-liang’ Review: Alone in the City

April 16, 2015 12:00 AM

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‘Tsai Ming-liang’ Review: Alone in the City

A series at the Museum of the Moving Image looks at the work of Tsai Ming-liang, whose films portray isolation in urban spaces with poetic imagination.

Water is a powerful presence in the films of Tsai Ming-liang—surging up through drains, pouring down in drenching rains, filling mysterious lakes. It is an uncanny, uncontrollable force within a body of work marked by its aesthetic rigor. The acclaimed director, a defining figure in Taiwan’s Second ...

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