tsai-ming-liang

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“I once had a dream, or a vision, and I imagined that dream to be of importance to other people, so I wrote the manuscript and made the film. But it is not until the moment when my dream meets with your emotions and your minds that my shadows come to life. It is your recognition that brings them to life. It is you indifference that kills them. I hope that you will understand; that you when you leave the cinema will take with you an experience or a sudden thought—or maybe a question. The efforts of my friends and myself have then not been in vain…”
— Ingmar Bergman

Sunset Boulevard | Billy Wilder | 1950
Shirin | Abbas Kiarostami | 2008
Taxi Driver | Martin Scorsese | 1976
Goodbye, Dragon Inn | Tsai Ming-liang | 2003
Stranger Than Paradise | Jim Jarmusch | 1984
Vivre Sa Vie | Jean-Luc Godard | 1962
The Aviator | Martin Scorsese | 2004
Tropical Malady | Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 2004
Amélie | Jean-Pierre Jeunet | 2001
#ALLMYMOVIES | LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner | 2015

“I have become tired of cinema. The so-called entertainment value of films in recent years, the mechanisms of the market, and the constant pandering to popular taste, all disgust me. I don’t feel the need to keep making films or, to put it more bluntly, to make the kinds of films that expect the patronage of cinema audiences anymore. I keep asking myself: what is cinema? Why make films? Who am I doing this for? Who is the mass audience? Are they the people who watch Spielberg movies? Frankly speaking, I am not interested in this at all… I can’t make films for the system. Cinema as an object of consumption limits my creativity. I feel disorientated by the speed imposed on us. For me, slowness is a technique, an instrument helping me to find a path through this disorientation.”

Tsai Ming-liang
Born October 27, 1957