"A quietly aching stunner from one of our great filmmakers. Gorgeously sensual. With DAYS, Tsai Ming-Liang has made something exquisite and rare: an elegiac, autumnal work that also feels like an artistic breakthrough.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Pure rapture. A full body massage for the soul.” - Jonathan Romney, Film Comment 

September 26 at 8pm | Spare and intimate, nearly wordless but bursting with empathy and tenderness, two solitary men - one seeking treatment for a chronic illness, and a young immigrant worker - come together in a moment of healing, tenderness, and sexual release. An examination of isolation, alienation and human connection.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Teddy, Special Mention, Berlin International Film Festival
Winner - Silver Q-Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival
Nominee - Best Film, Sebastiane Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival

Tsai Ming-Liang Series: Born in Malaysia in 1957, Tsai Ming-Liang is one of the most prominent film directors of the new cinema movement in Taiwan. He is known for long shots, elliptical narratives, painterly approaches to light and color, and poignant portrayals of urban and sexual alienation. View full series here.

Join us in person for an artist lecture with Tsai Ming-Liang followed by an audience Q&A on Monday, October 3 at 6pm. This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation services. For additional details, visit saic.edu/vapFree - tickets must be obtained in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office one hour prior to lecture start time.

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