05 April 2007

Cinema: Two stories from the slums

The blossoming of Maximo Oliveros by Aureus Solito from the Philippines is an accessible family drama that warms the heart. I don't want to sleep alone by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang is his usual bleak and spare art film, with a surprisingly tender core. Full essay.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tsai was from Malaysia and moved to Taiwan in his 20s.

marcellous said...

I'm afraid I can't agree with you about the Tsai/Cai. So far as I was concerned, and with only marginal risk of hyperbole, it must be the most boring film in the world.