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Past Present

$23.00

Past Present is an exploration of auteur Tsai Ming-Liang’s journey in film, both as filmgoer and maker, tracing his philosophy as a director to his childhood experience growing up in Kuching, Malaysia and the importance of moving to Taiwan in the 1970s.

In this documentary, Tsai rediscovers his past while evaluating the present in which he described as a ‘throwaway era’ where people are no longer able to value things from the past. Tsai’s colleagues, from Ang Lee to Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and his constant collaborators like Lee Kang-Sheng and Chen Shiang-Chyi, discuss the uniqueness of his work and him as a person, in search for ever greater freedom and artistry.

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DIRECTOR Saw Tiong Guan
COUNTRY Malaysia
YEAR 2013
GENRE Documentary
DURATION 74 min
LANGUAGE English and Mandarin with English subtitles
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region Free
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Busan International Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam