Criticker.com uses cookies to recognize visitors and provide a better experience. Learn more about how we use cookies in our privacy policy. By continuing to use the site, or by pressing agree, you are giving your consent to our use of cookies.
login | register
0 film ratings
Ming-liang Tsai
portrait

Country: Taiwan

Total Titles at Criticker: 31 - You've Seen 0

Picture submitted by kangadoodoo

Find more information about Ming-liang Tsai at The Internet Movie Database

Edit Biography

Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (26) | Writer (19) | Actor (5)
Ordered by Year | PSI
Days (2020)
''Kang lives alone in a big house, Non in a small apartment in town. They meet, and then part, their days flowing on as before.'' (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Ni de lian (2018)
Radically rethinking the tired talking-heads template, Tsai Ming-liang's latest digital experiment turns the human face into a subject of dramatic intrigue. Comprised of a series of portrait shots of mostly anonymous individuals (Tsai devotees will no doubt recognize his long-time muse, Lee Kang-sheng), the film shrewdly deemphasizes language while reducing context to a bare minimum. In their place, the beauty and imperfections of each face take center stage. (NYFF)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
The Deserted (2017)
The Deserted, a film by Tsai, Ming-Liang. The artisan of cinematography approaches virtual reality, pushing the boundaries of VR film. A film produced by tech pioneer HTC Virtual Reality Content Centre, and co-produced with Jaunt China. The 55-minute long film's title in its original Chinese means "the Home of Lan Re Temple" and is a short ghost story stripped from a longer novel (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Xiao Kang (2015)
Xiao Kang (2015) - Short Film
This is the festival trailer for Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival 2015. The trailer will be shown in over 100 cinemas in Austria and Germany and during the festival in several cinemas in Vienna. (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Afternoon (2015)
This disarmingly candid, insightful and ultimately very touching conversation between Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-liang and his muse Lee Kang-sheng illuminates one of the great actor-director collaborations in cinema history. (TIFF)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Wu Wu Mian (2015)
Wu Wu Mian (2015) - Short Film
Tsai's "walker" returns, this time in Tokyo.
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Xi you (2014)
The face of an exhausted man breathing deeply, his face agitated and, nearby, the sea. A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille - so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town's goings-on. (berlinale.de)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Winter Phantom Dreams (2014)
A fusion written to accommodate every word on the path to the thought, rummaging through the labyrinth of ourselves where the memory does not cease to exist. A drowsy shadow bends on the stretched bow of life, elapsing the truth of a time past, the intimacy of a memory is part of the emotion that makes freedom infinite in every gesture, in the scent of a lived breath….
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Walking on Water (2013)
Walking on Water sees Tsai Ming-liang returning with the Walker series to his hometown of Kuching in Malaysia.
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Jiao you (2013)
An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life. (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Walker (2012)
Walker (2012) - Short Film
A monk walks all over the streets of Hong Kong. Very slowly.
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Visage (2009)
Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese film director, travels to the Louvre in Paris, France, to shoot a film that explores the Salomé myth. (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Hu die fu ren (2009)
A woman is abandoned by her lover.
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Fleurs dans le miroir, lune dans l
The title of the François Lunel film is the Buddhist proverb concluding by: "all is but illusion". His movie draws the Tsai Ming-Liang's face during the shooting of his movie Visage, which --itself-- is also a movie within a movie. (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Sleeping on Dark Waters (2008)
Sleeping on Dark Waters could be called a 'Making of I Don't Want to Sleep Alone. (SM)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
I Don
Hsaio-Kang (Kang-sheng Lee) is beaten up by street hustlers and is carried back to a abandoned half-completed building, home to the homeless and downtrodden, by a group of Bangladeshi men. There he is meticulously, even lovingly, brought back to health by Rawang (Norman Bin Atun), where they share a salvaged, stained flea-ridden mattress... (IMDB Comments)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
The Wayward Cloud (2005)
Hsiao-Kang, now working as an adult movie actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket.
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Welcome to São Paulo (2004)
The city of São Paulo, as seen through the lenses of 13 directors. (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Goodbye Dragon Inn (2003)
On the last night before the old movie theater is shut down, a Japanese youth, despite the hard rain, comes running into the theater. The theater seems empty, void of life; yet there are some people, and some may not be people... (Wellspring Media)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Looking for Tsai (2002)
Documentary about Ming-liang Tsai
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
The Skywalk is Gone (2002)
A girl (Shiang-chyi Chen) looks for a street vendor in Taipei. But she can't find him since the Skywalk is Gone. (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Fish, Underground (2001)
The original subject intended for this film was a spiritual medium who was unbelievably accurate. Tsai Ming-liang jumped on his 50cc motorbike, equipped with a DV camera ready to shoot her, to see whether the god would speak to his camera. But on the way, he was caught in a traffic jam of people gathered at another god's festival. A man in a trance, flashy karaoke girls on stage, a power black-out. During his diversion, the camera discovers fish and underground passages. (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
What Time Is It There? (2001)
When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a girl on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time; as he watches Francois Truffaut's Les 400 Coups, she has a strange encounter with its now-ageing star (Jean-Pierre Leaud). (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
The Hole (1998)
In the final days of the year 1999, most everyone in Taiwan has died. A strange plague has ravished the island. Supposedly spread by cockroaches, the disease sends its victims into a psychosis where they act like the insects. Eventually, they die. The Hole takes place in a crumbling apartment building. Its two protagonists live right above and below each other. The woman is on the lower floor, and the pipes above her apartment are leaking fiercely, threatening to destroy her food supply... (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (1998)
A personal account of Chinese film history by Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan, who examines in particular issues of gender and sexuality. Includes interviews with a number of important filmmakers as well as the director's mother; Kwan also uses this film publicly to address his own sexual identity. (BFI)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
The River (1997)
This metaphysical meditation on the anomie of modern urban life focuses on the problems of a family in Taipei. (KimStim)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Vive L
The film focuses on three city folks who unknowingly share the same apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat. (imdb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
Hsiao Kang is a troubled student. Ah Tze and Ah Bing are petty criminals. During a random act of violence on the streets of Taipei, their stories intermingle...
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Xiao hai (1991)
A man blackmails a boy for his lunch money.
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
All the Corners of the World (1989)
The film follows a lower working class family of scalpers, a mother, father, son, daughter, and senile grandfather. The daughter gets in with the wrong crowd, a pimp, and tries to challenge her parents' authority by courting the pimp's advances. When a trip to the motel turns sexually aggressive she breaks a bottle and stabs him in the chest. The family is shattered that their daughter is embroiled in such an affair, so blind are they to their own delinquent behaviour serving as a bad role model (Donato Totaro)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
The Game They Called Sex (1988)
The whole story revolves around a woman from marriage, marriage to divorce encounter sexual problems as the main axis, reflecting the Taiwan society in this regard subjective and objective taboos. The first paragraph of the description of the actress Xiao Xiaomin arranged with the parents of the scholar if strong engagement after the agreement with the high school students often travel, and finally cancel the engagement. The second paragraph to... (themoviedb)
Probable Score
Not Enough Info