Stray Dogs (2013)
aka Jiao you
First screened in September 2013
Director: Tsai Ming-liang. Cast: Lee Kang-sheng, Lee Yi-cheng, Lee Yi-chieh, Lu Yi-ching, Chen Shiang-chyi. Screenplay: Tsai Ming-liang, Tung Chen-yu, Chen Shiang-chyi.

Twitter Capsule: I prefer hunting Tsai's ideas; these felt overt. Some too-long takes, but quite a view of poverty and shame. Impressive.

VOR:   Some of what I resist aesthetically is also what makes the film daring and memorable. No question Tsai is testing duration, repetition, and sound-image relations in distinctive ways.

Photo © 2013 Homegreen Films/JBA Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Venice Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (runner-up for Best Picture)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Film Awaiting American Distribution (tie)

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