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Tsai Ming - Liang
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28th JULY, 13:00
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The Skywalk Is Gone
Tian qiao bu jian le
dir. Tsai Ming-Liang / Tajwan, France 2002 / 25’
subtitles: Polish and English
retrospective: Tsai Ming-Liang

Cast

Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Lu Yi-chin

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I believe that the stories of my films can all be told in two sentences. Like in The Skywalk Is Gone: Lee Kang-sheng and Chen Shiang-chyi walk past each other but don't recognize each other. That's it - the director said. In this short film (a sequel to What Time is it There?) the director waives the plot. The scenes focus around the alienated and melancholic Shiang-chyi. Motionless in a crowd, she is staring at commercials on a street screen, she is explaining to a policeman why she breached some regulations, she is drinking coffee, she is passing Hsiao-kang on stairs, from whom she once bought a watch. But the film's main character is the city and its alienated inhabitants: there are plenty of people around and yet the characters are somehow outside of their surroundings. And yet the film's ending is pretty ironic: the sentimental song in the last frame rends an entirely different sense to the whole film.

Karolina Kosińska

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