Ming-Liang Tsai / TW, 1997 / 115 min.
The Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang – who will join us at Eye this month for a masterclass – regards non-communication and loneliness as the key theme of his films, as he has often explained with a broad grin. In The River Tsai’s regular actor Lee Kang-sheng plays a young man in a taciturn family in metropolitan Taipei.
The River, which won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival, is screened in a new digital restoration.
Eye screens all films by the Taiwanese filmmaker to accompany Tsai”s VR project The Deserted.