Moviemaking of a different sort
The Malaysian-born, Taiwan-based director Tsai Ming-liang is best known for art house films that depict the slow pace of ordinary lives.
But the winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival is starting to enjoy success in a lesser-known career: that of an installation and video artist.
His films have often been criticized for their long takes of simple moments, like the six minutes devoted to a woman crying in “Vive L’Amour.” But when it comes to video installations, audiences seem to be much more forgiving, he said.
“With art, I get greater freedom to do those long shots,” he said, laughing. “I think that’s because when an audience goes to a museum it expects a different experience than when it goes to a cinema.”