Kang lives alone in a big house. Through a glass façade, he looks out onto the treetops lashed by wind and rain. He feels a strange pain of unknown origin which he can hardly bear and which grips his whole body. Non lives in a small apartment in Bangkok where he methodically prepares traditional dishes from his native village. When Kang meets Non in a hotel room, the two men share each other’s loneliness. Both forget the dark side of reality for one night, and perhaps even get close to the truth, before returning to their daily lives.
Presented at IndieLisboa and San Sebastián Festival and won the special mention of Teddy Award at Berlin Festival.
Lee Kang-Sheng, Anong Houngheuangsy
Born in Malaysia in 1957, Tsai Ming Liang moved to Taiwan in 1977. He is one of the most prominent film directors of Taiwan’s new cinema movement. He directed films such as Vive l’Amour (1994), Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival; The River (1997, 21st Mostra), Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival; The Hole (1998), Critics’s Prize at the Cannes Film Festival; What Time is it There? (2001, 26th Mostra); The Skywalk Is Gone (2002, 27th Mostra); Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, 27th Mostra), The Wayward Cloud (2004) and Stray Dogs (2013), Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, and Days (2020, 44th Mostra). He has also directed Aquarium, a segment of the feature Welcome to São Paulo (2004), produced by Mostra. He has also directed the feature Face (2009), on invitation of the Louvre Museum.