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Ming-liang Tsai


Born in Kuching, Malaysia, he graduated from the Drama and Cinema Department of the Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan and worked as a theatrical producer and TV director. His second feature film, Vive L'Amour (1994), won the Golden Lion (best picture) at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. His idiosyncratic oeuvre continues to enthrall audiences ... See full bio »

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The Hole Director
(1998)
(2001)
Days Director
(2020)
(2003)

Filmography

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 2020 Days
 2019/III Light (Documentary short)
 2018 Your Face (Documentary)
 2016 Qiu Ri (Short)
 2015 Xiao Kang (Short)
 2015 Afternoon (Documentary)
 2015 No No Sleep (Short)
 2013 Xing Zai Shui Shang (Short)
 2013 Letters from the South (segment "Walking on Water")
 2013 Stray Dogs (as Tsai Ming Liang)
 2012/I Diamond Sutra (Short)
 2012 Sleepwalk (Short)
 2012 No Form (Short)
 2012/I Walker (Short)
 2012 Beautiful 2012 (segment "Walker")
 2009 Madame Butterfly (Short)
 2009 Face
 2008 Sleeping on Dark Waters (Documentary)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "It's a Dream")
 2004 My Stinking Kid (TV Movie)
 2004 Welcome to São Paulo (Documentary) (segment "Aquarium")
 2002 The Skywalk Is Gone (Short)
 2001 Fish, Underground (Short)
 1998 The Hole
 1997 The River
 1996 My New Friends (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 Vive L'Amour
 1991 Boys (TV Movie)
 1991 Give Me a Home (TV Movie)
 1991 Li-hsiang's Heart Line (TV Movie)
 1989 All the Corners of the World (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ming-liang Cai | Tsai Ming Liang | Ming Liang Tsai
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Personal Quote:

[on Kang-sheng Lee] When I found Lee Kang-sheng on the street, I invited him to be in my films. Since then, his perfect embodiment of an anti-actor has had a profound impact on my work. One day, to my shock, I realized I never wanted to move my camera away from his face, and it was then that I found the true reason for making films. See more »

Trivia:

In 2003, was voted by UK newspaper The Guardian as #18 of the 40 Best Directors in the World. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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