If this is to be your final day on earth, then this is as fine a final film to watch as any other. Finer, even.
It’s the first Tsai Ming-Liang film that I saw. Afterwards, I went and watched all his other films, and have kept up with him ever since. He’s one of my favorite living directors.
I hope you have the same experience.
(Here’s something I wrote about a later film of his, Visage.)
What Time Is It There? (Ni na bian ji dian) (2001)
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Written by Pi-ying Yang and Tsai Ming-liang
Cinematography by Benoît Delhomme
Starring Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Tien Miao, and Jean-Pierre Léaud
4 thoughts on “Feature Friday: “What Time Is It There?” (2001)”
One of his most beautiful films, I think. I love the ending.
I love all of his films, but What Time will always be a favorite, since it was the first one I saw.
Actually–The River might be my favorite because that one was my first…I love the bizarre, inexplicable nature of it.