Stray Dogs (Jiao you)
- 138 min
- Directed by: Ming-liang Tsai
- Written by: Peng Fei Song/Ming-liang Tsai
- Cast: Shiang-chyi Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi Cheng Lee
An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life.
A compassionate and beautiful study of creative endurance.
A single father earns his meagre living as a human billboard while his young son and daughter scrounge for food samples in a giant supermarket. At night, the three sleep in an abandoned building. A heartfelt and formally daring work that attacks the bleakness of the contemporary world while praising the strength and vulnerability of those who still feel emotion. Acclaimed director Tsai Ming-liang (Goodbye Dragon Inn) has announced that Stray Dogs may be his farewell to cinema.
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Stray Dogs24 Jun 2014
An angry yet meditative drama from Taiwanese director Tsai-Ming-liang
Stray Dogs explores the theme of stillness in both form and content. Taiwanese director Tsai-Ming-liang casts his regular actor Lee Kang-sheng as a father of two children struggling to make ends meet in Taipei. Standing for hours on end as he holds a…
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