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Tsai Ming-Liang Drama ‘Days’ Selected for New York Film Festival

17 August 2020

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Tsai Ming-Liang Drama ‘Days’ Selected for New York Film Festival

Days, a new film by Taiwan-based Malaysian director Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮), has been selected for the main lineup of the upcoming New York Film Festival (NYFF), according to the festival’s organisers.

The NYFF, which runs from 17 September to 11 October this year, released a statement on Thursday announcing its “main slate” of 25 feature films from a total of 19 different countries.

According to an introduction on NYFF’s website, Days follows the daily routines of two solitary men — the director’s longtime muse Lee Kang-sheng (李康生) and Non (Anong Houngheuangsy), a young Laotian immigrant in Thailand — whose lives come together in a brief romantic encounter.

The film ranks among “the most cathartic” of Tsai’s works, and is “constructed with the director’s customary brilliance at visual composition and shot through with profound empathy,” the festival said.

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