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Liang ye bu neng liu (The Night)

Out of Competition

Director:
Tsai Ming-liang
Production:
Homegreen Films (Claude Wang)
Running Time:
19’
Language:
Chinese
Country:
Taipei* (*as per Institutional practices)
Cinematographer:
Tsai Ming-liang
Editor:
Chang Jhong-yuan

Synopsis

In 2019, the night in Hong Kong was still cloaked in mesmerising beauty, but the landscape of everyday life was gradually changing. Perambulating the streets of Causeway Bay, Tsai Ming-liang documented the city’s rhythm and ambience, along with an overpass. All the while, an old song lingered in his mind, “The beautiful night is slipping away. I hate to see you go. Why must our bliss end so soon? Why must we part when we’ve only just begun?”

Director’s Statement

The title of the film, Liang ye bu neng liu (The beautiful night is slipping away), is inspired by a Chinese old song from the 1940s. At the end of 2019, I was invited to share and perform some old songs in Hong Kong. It was a tumultuous time there. Growing up in Southeast Asia, I was nurtured by Hong Kong to say the least, and therefore, have always held Hong Kong dear to my heart. Witnessing the unexpected changes in the Pearl of the East, I could not help but feeling an emotional stir. One night, I began filming the streetscape of Causeway Bay after the frenzy subsided, and thus came this short film.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Claude Wang – Homegreen Films
No. 146, Chanchun Rd., Xindian Dist.
23152 – New Taipei City, Taipei* *(as per institutional practice)
Tel. +886 222171028
Mob. +886 920516410
kumo924097@gmail.com

ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION: Claude Wang – Homegreen Films
No. 146, Chanchun Rd., Xindian Dist.
23152 – New Taipei City, Taipei* *(as per institutional practice)
Tel. +886 222171028
Mob. +886 920516410
kumo924097@gmail.com

PRESS OFFICE: Claude Wang – Homegreen Films
No. 146, Chanchun Rd., Xindian Dist.
23152 – New Taipei City, Taipei* *(as per institutional practice)
Tel. +886 222171028
Mob. +886 920516410
kumo924097@gmail.com


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