BIFF 2020: 23. september - 1. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire

Stray Dogs

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Stray Dogs
Frankrike / Taiwan/ 2013/ 2 t. 18 min.
LANGUAGE:
Mandarin
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Lee Kang Sheng, Lee Yi Cheng, Lee Yi Chieh, Lu Yi Ching
DIRECTOR:
Tsai Ming Liang
WRITER:
Tsai Ming Liang, Tung Chen Yu, Song Peng Fei
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Liao Pen Jung, Sung Wen Zhong
PRODUCER:
Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
Postcard from the dark side of Taipei

We meet a young woman brushing her hair, looking over two sleeping children. Then we meet the children's father, who makes a meager living holding up an advertising sign in the middle of the motorway. The little family can only afford to live in a shipping container, since most of the breadwinner's salary is spent on alcohol and cigarettes. STRAY DOGS is a quiet, mysterious film about a broken family living on the outskirts of society in Taipei. With its long and lingering shots, it offers a strange and fascinating cinematic atmosphere.

 

Tsai Ming Liang

TSAI MING LIANG is a Malaysian-Chinese filmmaker, born in 1955. His first feature film was REBELS OF THE NEON GOD (1992), and he has later directed such films as I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE (2006) and FACE (2009). He is internationally acclaimed and has won numerous film festival awards.