Days

Tsai Ming-Liang
日子
2020
Taiwan, France
127 min

23 October / 14:30

23 Oct / 14:30

HOME Manchester

HOME Manchester

19 September / 12:00

19 Sep / 12:00

Curzon Soho

Curzon Soho

Kang lives alone in a big house, from which he looks out onto the treetops lashed by wind and rain. Non lives in a small apartment in Bangkok, where he methodically prepares traditional dishes from his native village. When Kang meets Non, gentle caresses soothe their pain and loneliness as they find consolation in each other. Acclaimed director Tsai Ming-Liang’s experimental feature extends the boundaries of abstract realism, distilling his subtle cinematic language into its purest form. Days won multiple awards at major film festivals internationally, including the Teddy Jury Award at the 70th Berlinale. Kang is played by the magnetic Lee Kang-Sheng, who once again allows us to engage with the passage of time in all its painstaking richness.

London: The screening is followed by an online Q&A with the director Tsai Ming-Liang.

Tsai Ming-Liang

Tsai Ming-Liang is a Malaysian-born Taiwanese filmmaker, widely regarded as one of the greatest directors of all time. Narrative and dialogue are often absent in his films, which are composed of slow and long takes, focusing on desire, emptiness and loneliness. His films have won numerous awards including at the Cannes, Berlin and Venice film festivals.

Additional Information

This screening is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.