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Tsai Ming-liang is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography and Art Direction Taiwanais born on 27 october 1957 at Kuching (Malaisie)

Tsai Ming-liang

Tsai Ming-liang
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Nationality Taiwan
Birth 27 october 1957 (65 years) at Kuching (Malaisie)

Tsai Ming-liang (Chinese: 蔡明亮; pinyin: Cài Míngliàng) (born October 27, 1957) is a Malaysian Chinese and one of the most celebrated "Second New Wave" film directors of Taiwanese Cinema, along with earlier contemporaries such as Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang. His films have been acclaimed worldwide and have won numerous film festival awards.

Biography

Tsai nait en Malaisie et y passe les vingt premières années de sa vie dans la ville de Kuching. Il part ensuite pour Taipei (Taïwan) étudier les arts dramatiques et le cinéma à l'Université Culturelle de Chine. Il commence sa carrière comme producteur pour le théâtre. Il écrit ensuite des scénarios et réalise pour la télévision de Hong Kong plusieurs moyens-métrages sur l'adolescence dont Tous les coins du monde en 1989 et Les Garçons en 1991.

Ses films sont produits par le studio officiel du Kuomintang, le central Motion Pictures Corporation, le même qui produisit les premiers films de la nouvelle vague taïwanaise.

Il passe au cinéma en 1992 avec Les Rebelles du dieu néon. Il devient peu à peu une des valeurs sûres de la seconde vague taïwanaise en offrant une vision pessimiste de la société. Il s'intéresse à la difficulté de communiquer et d'aimer à travers des adolescents perdus.

Il réalise en 1994 Vive l'amour, une réflexion sur l'amour qui reçoit le Lion d'or à la Mostra de Venise. Il poursuit avec le drame La Rivière, couronné de l'Ours d'argent à Berlin.
En 1998, il aborde la science-fiction avec The Hole, sélectionné au Festival de Cannes, qui confirme son talent.

En 2001, Tsai Ming-liang réalise Et là-bas, quelle heure est-il ?, également sélectionné à Cannes. L'année suivante, il signe le court métrage Le Pont n'est plus là puis le poétique Goodbye, Dragon Inn.

Il revient en 2005 avec la comédie musicale La Saveur de la pastèque qui se démarque de ses films précédents.

En 2006, il réalise I Don't Want to Sleep Alone qui se passe en Malaisie.

En 2009, il réalise Visage — film hommage à la Nouvelle Vague — au musée du Louvre avec Fanny Ardant, Laetitia Casta, Jean-Pierre Léaud et son acteur fétiche Lee Kang-sheng. Ce film est sélectionné en compétition au 62e Festival de Cannes.

En 2013, son film Les Chiens errants, drame intimiste sur l'errance d'un père et de ses deux enfants dans les rues de Taipei, obtient le Grand Prix du Jury à la Mostra de Venise.

Usually with

Lee Kang-sheng
Lee Kang-sheng
(14 films)
Lu Yi-Ching
Lu Yi-Ching
(9 films)
Yang Kuei-Mei
Yang Kuei-Mei
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tsai Ming-liang (16 films)

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Actor

The Story of Film: An Odyssey, 15h15
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Alexandre Sokourov, Norman Lloyd, Lars von Trier, Paul Schrader, Kyōko Kagawa, Haskell Wexler
Roles Self
Rating83% 4.1944754.1944754.1944754.1944754.194475
L'histoire du cinéma international racontée à travers l'histoire de l'innovation cinématographique. Couvrant six continents et douze décennies, il montre comment les cinéastes sont influencés par les événements historiques de leur époque et par les autres cinéastes.
Face
Face (2009)
, 2h21
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Fanny Ardant, Laetitia Casta, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Lee Kang-sheng, Norman Atun, Lu Yi-Ching
Rating60% 3.000983.000983.000983.000983.00098
Hsiao-Kang, réalisateur taïwanais, vient en France pour tourner une comédie musicale contant l'histoire de Salomé au Musée du Louvre. Mais les problèmes s'accumulent dès le début du tournage.

Director

Stray Dogs
Stray Dogs (2014)
, 2h18
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Lu Yi-Ching, Chen Shiang-chyi, Yang Kuei-Mei
Rating68% 3.443493.443493.443493.443493.44349
Un père et ses deux enfants vivent en marge de Taipei, entre les bois et les rivières de la banlieue et les rues pluvieuses de la capitale. Le jour, le père gagne chichement sa vie en faisant l’homme sandwich pour des appartements de luxe pendant que son fils et sa fille hantent les centres commerciaux à la recherche d’échantillons gratuits de nourriture. Un soir d'orage, il décide d'emmener ses enfants dans un voyage en barque.
Journey to the West, 56minutes
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes La provence
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Denis Lavant
Rating68% 3.4371553.4371553.4371553.4371553.437155
Les tribulations d'un moine dans les rues de Marseille.
Face
Face (2009)
, 2h21
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Fanny Ardant, Laetitia Casta, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Lee Kang-sheng, Norman Atun, Lu Yi-Ching
Rating60% 3.000983.000983.000983.000983.00098
Hsiao-Kang, réalisateur taïwanais, vient en France pour tourner une comédie musicale contant l'histoire de Salomé au Musée du Louvre. Mais les problèmes s'accumulent dès le début du tournage.
To Each His Own Cinema, 1h40
Directed by Claude Lelouch, Abbas Kiarostami, Amos Gitaï, Elia Suleiman, Nanni Moretti, Takeshi Kitano, Andreï Kontchalovski, Youssef Chahine, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige, Raoul Ruiz, Olivier Assayas, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cimino, Wong Kar-wai, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Campion, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, Walter Salles, David Cronenberg, Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Raymond Depardon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Antoine Chappey, David Cronenberg, Yosra El Lozy, Taraneh Allidousti
Rating67% 3.397973.397973.397973.397973.39797
35 réalisateurs d'origines très variées (25 pays différents) ont tous mis en scène un court métrage de 3 minutes, sur le thème de la salle de cinéma. Le film en regroupe 33 puisque les frères Coen et les frères Dardenne travaillent ensemble. Celui de David Lynch ne faisait pas partie du film mais a été présenté en ouverture du festival.
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone, 1h55
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Norman Atun, Chen Shiang-chyi
Rating68% 3.4460953.4460953.4460953.4460953.446095
À Kuala Lumpur, Hsiao-kang est agressé et blessé par des escrocs. Il est recueilli par des ouvriers qui le transportent sur un vieux matelas. Hsiao-kang se lie avec l'un d'eux, lequel l'invite à dormir chez lui. Quelques jours plus tard, Hsiao-kang fait la rencontre de Shiang-chyi, une jeune serveuse qui tombe amoureuse de lui. Hsiao-kang se retrouve alors tiraillé entre Rawang son bienfaiteur et Shiang-chyi son admiratrice.
It's a Dream, 20minutes
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Actors Lee Kang-sheng

The Wayward Cloud, 1h54
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pornography, Musical films
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Lu Yi-Ching, Yang Kuei-Mei
Rating64% 3.2455153.2455153.2455153.2455153.245515
There is a water shortage in Taiwan, and television programs are teaching various water-saving methods and encouraging the drinking of watermelon juice in place of water.
Goodbye, Dragon Inn, 1h22
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Chen Chao-jung, Yang Kuei-Mei
Rating70% 3.545323.545323.545323.545323.54532
Goodbye, Dragon Inn is set in the approximately ninety minutes of the last feature at an old Taipei cinema that is closing down, showing King Hu's 1967 sword-fighting classic Dragon Inn. Only a few people are present in the cinema, and a variety of subplots are developed around them. Throughout the film, the ticket woman tries to find the projectionist, searching for him in order to present him with a steamed bun. She wears an iron brace on her leg. She walks around the theater throughout the film, struggling up and down stairs. A young Japanese tourist wanders around the cinema in search of a homosexual encounter. An older man tells him that the cinema is haunted. An old man, who was one of the actors who appeared in the original Dragon Inn, watches the film with tears in his eyes. Outside the theater, he encounters an older man who had been watching the film with his grandson; this man also starred in the original film.
The Skywalk Is Gone, 25minutes
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Lu Yi-Ching
Rating68% 3.433983.433983.433983.433983.43398
Shiang-chyi has returned to Taipei from her trip to Paris. She goes to the skywalk where she first met Hsiao-kang, the salesman who sold her a watch, but some construction has taken place and the skywalk is gone. She stares at a large video screen for a while and then wanders around aimlessly. After crossing a street illegally, she is stopped by a police officer, who checks her ID card. Shiang-chyi then stops at a coffee shop for a short while. She realizes that her card is missing, so she goes back to the officer to ask if he still has it. He replies that he does not.
What Time Is It There?, 1h56
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Lu Yi-Ching, Cecilia Yip, Chen Chao-jung, Jean-Pierre Léaud
Rating72% 3.645193.645193.645193.645193.64519
The film tells two parallel stories, one about the life of a street vendor (Lee) following the death of his father; the other about a woman he meets briefly (Chen) as she heads off on a trip of uncertain duration to Paris. Lee's character, who sells watches on the streets of Taipei, sells his own watch to Chen and then finds himself overcome by a desire to set every clock he sees to Paris time.
The Hole
The Hole (1999)
, 1h35
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Yang Kuei-Mei, Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Lu Yi-Ching
Rating74% 3.742853.742853.742853.742853.74285
A strange disease hits Taiwan just before the turn of the new millennium. Despite evacuation orders, tenants of a rundown apartment building stay put, including shop owner Hsiao-Kang (Kang-sheng Lee).
The River
The River (1997)
, 1h55
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Lu Yi-Ching, Ann Hui, Chen Shiang-chyi, Chen Chao-jung, Yang Kuei-Mei
Rating71% 3.592973.592973.592973.592973.59297
Hsiao-Kang (Lee Kang-sheng), a young man in his 20s, is going up an escalator in Taipei when he meets an old girlfriend of his (Chen Shiang-chyi). She convinces him to accompany her to a film shoot that she is working on. While eating lunch, Hsiao-Kang is spotted by the film's director (Ann Hui). The scene that they are currently shooting needs an actor, so Hsiao-Kang agrees to step in. He lies face down in the dirty Tamsui River for a few seconds, pretending to be a dead body.
Vive L'Amour, 1h58
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Chao-jung, Yang Kuei-Mei, Lu Yi-Ching
Rating73% 3.6931653.6931653.6931653.6931653.693165
Hsiao-kang (Lee Kang-sheng), a young salesman, discovers a key to an apartment in its lock and takes it. He soon moves into one of the bedrooms, and one night he attempts to commit suicide by slitting his wrists while lying on the bed.