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Tsai Ming-liang

VR, films and masterclass

Eye Filmmuseum presents a retrospective of all of the Taiwanese master’s films to accompany Tsai Ming-liang’s first VR production The Deserted, from Rebels of the Neon God (1992) to Your Face (2018). Tsai will also visit Eye for a Masterclass on 12 January.

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Meditative, oppressive and enchanting: over the years plenty of adjectives have been used to describe Tsai Ming- liang’s. Words, however, are of little meaning when discussing the work of a man who strips his films back to visual essence. The acclaimed Taiwanese director captures his subjects in tightly framed images, in the tradition of filmmakers such as Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman.

Eye – then still known as Filmmuseum – distributed several of Tsai Ming- liang’s films in the Netherlands in the past, including I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (2006) and What Time is It There? (2001). Tsai’s breakthrough film Vive l'amour (1994) is also part of Eye’s collection. 

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yearning in silence

Tsai Ming-liang was born in 1957 in Kuching, Malaysia. Ten years after graduating from Chinese Cultural University in Taiwan, he made his first feature film Rebels of The Neon God (1992). Since then he has been counted among the most interesting filmmakers in Taiwan and has won many international prizes, including at the prestigious film festivals in Berlin and Venice.

Tsai Ming-liang renewed cinematic language by being entirely trusting of the visual. He shows that loneliness is the price we pay in our consumer society. Everyone yearns in silence, but the desire for contact is rarely met.

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screenings with Q&A or introduction

10 January
19:15 Your Face
21:30 Rebels of the Neon God

11 January 
19:00 Vive l'amour

12 January 
14:00 masterclass

15 January
21:00 Visage

This programme is partly made possible by:

 

Agenda

Monday, 21 Jan 2019

  • 15:00
    21 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 17:00
    21 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    21 Jan 2019
    film

    Rebels of the Neon God

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 1992

    Taipei, the early 1990s. The economies of Southeast Asia are booming, but it hardly seems to trigger...

  • 19:00
    21 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:00
    21 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019

  • 15:00
    22 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 17:00
    22 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    22 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:00
    22 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

  • 15:00
    23 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 17:00
    23 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    23 Jan 2019
    film

    Vive l'amour

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 1994

    There is little dialogue in the second feature film by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, but there...

  • 19:00
    23 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:00
    23 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

  • 15:00
    24 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 16:00
    24 Jan 2019
    Afternoon
    film

    Afternoon

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2015

    Tsai Ming-liang talks frankly with his muse and main actor Lee Kang-sheng in a rundown house in the...

  • 17:00
    24 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    24 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:00
    24 Jan 2019
    film

    The River

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 1997

    The Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang – who will join us at Eye this month for a masterclass –...

  • 21:00
    24 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

Friday, 25 Jan 2019

  • 10:45
    25 Jan 2019
    Visage
    film

    Visage

    Tsai Ming-liang, FR/TW/NL/BE 2009

    Tsai Ming-liang shot Face among Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces in the Louvre. A Taiwanese...

  • 15:00
    25 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 17:00
    25 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    25 Jan 2019
    The Wayward Cloud
    film

    The Wayward Cloud

    Tsai Ming-liang, FR/TW 2005

    Dutch film magazine De Filmkrant called Tsai’s depiction of love in barren times a ‘sadly comical...

  • 19:00
    25 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:00
    25 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

Saturday, 26 Jan 2019

  • 11:00
    26 Jan 2019
    What Time is it There?
    film

    What Time Is It There?

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW/FR 2001

    Young watch vendor Hsiao Kang from Taipei is infatuated with a lovely young girl. She leaves for Paris...

  • 15:00
    26 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 17:00
    26 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    26 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:30
    26 Jan 2019
    Your Face
    film

    Your Face

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Thirteen faces talk about love and the places where it likes to hide in Tsai Ming-liang’s close-ups of...

  • 21:00
    26 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

Sunday, 27 Jan 2019

  • 11:00
    27 Jan 2019
    Journey to the West
    film

    Journey to the West

    Tsai Ming-liang, FR/TW 2014

    A Buddhist monk walks through Marseilles barefoot and at an incredibly slow pace – so slow he doesn’t...

  • 15:00
    27 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 17:00
    27 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    27 Jan 2019
    Goodbye, Dragon Inn
    film

    Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2003

    A humoristic and melancholic film set in the final hours of an old cinema in Taipei that shows King Hu...

  • 19:00
    27 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:00
    27 Jan 2019
    film

    Dragon Inn

    King Hu, Taiwan 1967

    In 2003 Tsai Ming-liang paid tribute to the master of martial arts cinema King Hu. The latter’s ...

  • 21:00
    27 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

Monday, 28 Jan 2019

  • 10:45
    28 Jan 2019
    Journey to the West
    film

    Journey to the West

    Tsai Ming-liang, FR/TW 2014

    A Buddhist monk walks through Marseilles barefoot and at an incredibly slow pace – so slow he doesn’t...

  • 14:00
    28 Jan 2019
    I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
    film

    I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW/FR/AT/MY/CN 2006

    The big city is often the backdrop for a tale of loneliness and unfulfilled longings in the work of...

  • 15:00
    28 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 17:00
    28 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    28 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:00
    28 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019

  • 15:00
    29 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 17:00
    29 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    29 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:00
    29 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:30
    29 Jan 2019
    Your Face
    film

    Your Face

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Thirteen faces talk about love and the places where it likes to hide in Tsai Ming-liang’s close-ups of...

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019

  • 13:30
    30 Jan 2019
    Stray Dogs
    film

    Stray Dogs

    Tsai Ming-liang, FR/TW 2013

    Tsai Ming-liang again manages to find poetry in tragedy and hope amongst the ruins. Stray Dogs...

  • 15:00
    30 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 17:00
    30 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 19:00
    30 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

  • 21:00
    30 Jan 2019
    Eye Xtended
    virtual reality

    Xtended: The Deserted

    Tsai Ming-liang, TW 2018

    Prominent film director of the new cinema movement in Taiwan Tsai...

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