‘DAYS’ – nOW PLAYING IN OUR VIRTUAL tHEATER
You can watch DAYS right here, right now, in our virtual theater
Although we are once again showing films in person, on campus, we will continue to add films to our calendar that will screen in our virtual theater.
The great Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang has been directing exquisite examinations of alienation, isolation, and the fleeting beauty of human connection featuring his muse, Lee Kang-sheng, for decades. His latest film, DAYS, will undoubtedly stand as one of his best, sparest, and most intimate works. Lee once again stars as a variation on himself, wandering through a lonely urban landscape and seeking treatment in Hong Kong for a chronic illness; at the same time, a young Laotian immigrant working in Bangkok, played by Anong Houngheuangsy, goes about his daily routine. These two solitary men eventually come together in a moment of healing, tenderness, and sexual release. Among the most cathartic entries in Tsai’s filmography, DAYS is a work of longing, constructed with the director’s customary brilliance at visual composition and shot through with profound empathy.
Among the most striking evocations of the quiet anguish of loneliness that any form of cinema can offer. — Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
Pure rapture. A full body massage for the soul.— Jonathan Romney, Film Comment