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The Wayward Cloud

Tian bian yi duo yun

Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Taiwan, 2005
Drama, Musical, Cult
  • Italian, Mandarin
  • Dutch, English, French, Italian


The tender missed connection of What Time Is It There? has another chance in Taipei: Hsiao-Kang, now working as an adult movie actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket. Can a distant love conquer (or save) all?

Our take

This surprising provocation, full of romantic longing, is one of the best films of the 2000s, and from one of our best directors: Tsai Ming-liang, master of melancholy, of deadpan humor, of the long take, of urban spaces, smells and textures). An audacious and controversial classic.

The Wayward Cloud Directed by Tsai Ming-liang

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2005 | 2 wins including: Outstanding Artistic Achievement (Silver Bear)

Village Voice Film Poll

2005 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film

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