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I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE

Taiwan / France / Austria, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Tsai Ming-Liang

I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE

“Albeit closer to ballet than drama, this urban nocturne is one of Tsai's most beautiful and naturalistic films.” - Village Voice Taiwan's champion of minimalism, Tsai Ming-liang (What Time is It There?, The Wayward Cloud), travels to his homeland of Malaysia for this cinematic elegy that is as resonant visually as it is profound. Revolving around a soiled mattress, this film looks at three laconic consorts involved in a care-giving ménage à trois. Tsai's signatures abound - pools of water, grime, muteness, infectious disease and heady sexuality. “The protagonists in Mr. Tsai's films are about as likely to speak as he is to move the camera. When either thing happens, you take note, but for the most part the movies manage quite nicely in stillness and silence.” - New York Times

D/S Tsai Ming-liang P Bruno Pesery, Vincent Wang Dist Dendy Films L Malay, Mandarin, Bengali w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/115mins

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