Days (2020)

  • Main Slate
  • 2h 7m
  • Taiwan, France
Available Sep 25, 8:00 PM ET

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The great Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang has been directing exquisite examinations of alienation, isolation, and the fleeting beauty of human connection featuring his muse Lee Kang-sheng for decades. His latest film, _Days_—his first feature-length fiction since 2013’s magnificent Stray Dogs (NYFF51)—will undoubtedly stand as one of his best, sparest, and most intimate works. Lee once again stars as a variation on himself, wandering through a lonely urban landscape and seeking treatment in Hong Kong for a chronic illness; at the same time, a young Laotian immigrant working in Bangkok, played by Anong Houngheuangsy, goes about his daily routine. These two solitary men eventually come together in a moment of healing, tenderness, and sexual release. Among the most cathartic entries in Tsai’s filmography, Days is a work of longing, constructed with the director’s customary brilliance at visual composition and shot through with profound empathy. A Grasshopper Film release.

Director

Tsai Ming-liang

Language

Taiwanese

Subtitles

The film is intentionally unsubtitled.

Bonus Content

1m
58th New York Film Festival Trailer

Preview 25 days of the best in world cinema.

4m
Days Intro

An introduction by Eugene Hernandez, Dennis Lim and director Tsai Ming-liang. Interpreter Vincent Cheng

45m
Days Q&A

A conversation between Eugene Hernandez, Dennis Lim and director Tsai Ming-liang. Interpreter Vincent Cheng.

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