Ming-Liang Tsai / TW, FR, 1998 / 95 min.
Taipei, the day after the turn of the millennium. It’s raining incessantly and a mysterious virus grips the city. A man and a woman, downstairs and upstairs neighbours, are in their apartment building in the quarantine zone.
The man observes the woman through a hole in the floor. That”s basically all there is to the film, yet it won the FIPRESCI International Film Critics Prize.
Eye screens all films by the Taiwanese filmmaker to accompany Tsai”s VR project The Deserted.