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Screening - I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
Taiwanese new wave maestro Tsai Ming-liang returns to his native Malaysia for this moody, deliberate meditation on desire and communication starring Lee Kang-sheng adrift in multiethnic contemporary Kuala Lumpur.
Mon, Jun 25 / 7:00pm
Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museu
Tue, Jun 26 / 4:30pm
Landmark's Regent Theatre
Austria , France , Taiwan, 118 min
In Mandarin, Malay, and Bengali with English subtitles
Directed By: Tsai Ming-liang
Writer: Tsai Ming-liang
Producers: Vincent Wang, Bruno Pésery
Executive Producers: Simon Field, Keith Griffiths
Cinematographer: Liao Pen-jung
Editor: Cheng Sheng-chang
Cast: Chen Shiang-chyi, Lee Kang-sheng, Norman Atun, Pearlly Chua
A fixture of the Taiwanese new wave, Tsai Ming-liang returns to his native Malaysia for this moody, deliberate meditation on desire and communication in multiethnic contemporary Kuala Lumpur. Tsai axiom Lee Kang-sheng stars as a Chinese drifter who’s badly beaten by a gang of thugs before being nursed back to health by a gentle Bangladeshi laborer (Norman Bin Atun) and drawn to an intense coffee-shop waitress (Chen Shiang-chyi). Tsai’s distinctive visual style, signature obsessions and absurdist sense of humor inform his pungent portrait of a teeming, polyglot Asian metropolis.
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