Tsai Ming-liang’s evocative Days is easily one of the best reviewed films of the past year
“One of the year’s most touching films.” – Indiewire
“Pure rapture. A full body massage for the soul.” – Film Comment
“A profound, meditative poem on the human need for connection.” – Little White Lies
“A mesmerizing film… one of Tsai’s most stripped down, direct and moving works.” – Hyperallergic
“A quietly aching stunner from one of our great filmmakers. Gorgeously sensual.” – Los Angeles Times
“An extraordinary movie. Intoxicating. See it however and wherever you can, preferably with some strangers and with all the lights out.” – RogerEbert.com
The great Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang – along with his lead actor and must Lee Kang-sheng – has been directing exquisite examinations of alienation, isolation, and the fleeting beauty of human connection for decades. His latest film, Days, will undoubtedly stand as one of his best, sparest and most intimate works.
Lee once again stars as a variation on himself, wandering through a lonely urban landscape and seeking treatment in Hong Kong for a chronic illness. At the same time, a young Laotian immigrant working in Bangkok, played by Anong Houngheuangsy, goes about his daily routine. These two solitary men eventually come together in a moment of healing, tenderness and sexual release.
Among the most cathartic entries in Tsai‘s filmography, Days is a work of longing, constructed with the director’s customary brilliance at visual composition and shot through with profound empathy. Many different film critics have hailed it as one of the best films of the year.
Watch the trailer for Days below and click here to order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting this week.