Stray Dogs

  • March 22, 2024 / 19:00
  • April 3, 2024 / 19:00

Director: Tsai Ming-liang
Cast: Kang-sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yang, Lu Yi-ching, Shiang-chyi Chen
Taiwan, France, 2013, 138', DCP, color
Mandarin with Turkish subtitles

Tsai Ming-Liang, one of today's most significant auteur directors, presents an award-winning film that uniquely portrays survival on the streets of Taipei. On the city's outskirts, a father works a temporary job carrying advertising billboards through the streets, while his children spend their days roaming instead of attending school. The film adopts a minimalist approach to depict the daily life of this family, exposing the harshness of city life for the dispossessed. In the film, the city almost acts as a character in its own right, where we witness how lost and neglected the characters feel amidst Taipei's relentless rains and dilapidated buildings on the verge of urban decay.

Transit

Transit

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

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Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs

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