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Stray Dogs (Taiwan/France, 2013)
March 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM$10
UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with Taiwan Academy present
“Stray Dogs” (Taiwan/France, 2013)
Los Angeles Premiere!
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Tsai Ming-liang searingly renders the situational and emotional experiences of a homeless family in remote, indifferent Taipei, with a pendant beauty that suggests memory and dream more than actual presence. Highly figurative and enigmatic, the film shuttles its characters between alienating atmospheres where the filmmaker’s languorous treatment of duration, and performances qualifying as almost pure pantomime, hauntingly pose the question: what is next for these human souls?
Producer: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin. Screenwriter: Tung Cheng Yu, Song Peng Fei, Tsai Ming-liang. Cinematographer: Liao Pen Jung, Sun Wen Jong. Editor: Lei Chen Ching. Cast: Lee Kang-sheng, Lee Yi-chieh, Lee Yi-cheng, Lu Yi-ching, Chen Shiang-chyi.
Digital video, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 138 min.
FREE admission at the box office for UCLA students with valid I.D.!