Vive l'amour [Aiqing Wansui] (Ming-liang)

Vive l'amour

Ai qing wan sui | Tsai Ming-liang

Golden Lion at the 1994 Venice Film Festival, this film announced Tsai Ming-Liang to the world in the most dazzling way. Urban alienation, the difficulty of connecting (whether by speech or sex or otherwise), is at the heart of this beautiful and melancholy work, in which three characters take turns to occupy the same apartment with barely any interaction. Lee Kang-sheng, Tsai’s favourite actor, plays a young man paralysed by a homosexuality that he dare not reveal. A gay note in a wonderfully sad movie.

Flagey, Cinematek