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Taiwan
2020, 126 min

Section: Imagina

  1K2 Friday 20/8 12:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  2H2 Saturday 21/8 13:30 Husovka Theatre
  4H3 Monday 23/8 16:30 Husovka Theatre
  8C1 Friday 27/8 9:00 Čas Cinema

In this zen picture about devotion, of fleeting intimacy in the heart of the anonymous urban jungle, and our continuous fusion with the present, Taiwanese master Tsai Ming-liang demonstrates utmost tenderness as he films the body of his long-time partner Lee Kang-sheng. Days is a work which refreshes the senses and invites us to radically slow down the pace and sharpen our perception of ourselves and the world around us.


Synopsis

In his new work Taiwanese master of hypnotic cinema Tsai Ming-liang demonstrates utmost tenderness as he films the frail body of his long-time partner Lee Kang-sheng. A cycle of exotic curative treatments culminates in an exquisite massage which, in addition to the physical pleasure, brings rare moments of human connection. Days is a zen piece about devotion, of fleeting intimacy in the heart of the anonymous urban jungle, and our continuous fusion with the present – yet there is rarely time for these in the frenetic modern world. A perennial festival favourite, Tsai composes his picture as an experience that refreshes the senses and, like the director’s previous films, invites us to radically slow down the pace and sharpen our perception of ourselves and the world around us.

Ondřej Pavlík

About the director

Tsai Ming-liang (1957, Kuching, Malaysia). Selected filmography: Rebels of the Neon God (1992), Vive L'amour (1994), The River (1996), Face (Visage, 2009), Stray Dogs (Jiao you, 2013), Journey to the West (Xi you, 2014), Days (Rizi, 2020).

Contacts

Homegreen Films Co.
27 Shuang He Street, Yong Ho, , Taipei
Taiwan
Tel: +886 222 171 028
Fax: +886 229 208 421
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Imagina
   
Director: Tsai Ming-liang
Screenplay: Tsai Ming-liang
Dir. of Photography: Chang Jhong-yuan
Editor: Chang Jhong-yuan
Producer: Claude Wang
Production: Homegreen Films
Cast: Lee Kang-sheng, Anong Houngheuangsy
Sales: Homegreen Films Co.
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