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3.7
41 Ratings

Your Face

Ni de lian

Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Taiwan, 2018
Documentary, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Tsai Ming-liang’s latest digital experiment turns the human face into a subject of dramatic intrigue. Comprised of a series of portrait shots of mostly anonymous individuals, the film deemphasizes language while reducing context to a bare minimum.

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Your Face Directed by Tsai Ming-liang

Critics reviews

Every subject of Your Face is middle-aged or elderly, causing the audience to consider time’s favored physical medium: the human face. The weathered features of each person convey a story, whether or not their owners mean to do so themselves.
November 01, 2018
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Perhaps the loveliest, most self-effacing work of this year’s programs. . . . If one figure says and does nothing, the next cannot tell us enough. It’s a mark of the film’s assured aesthetic that it leaves us wondering which has conveyed the most.
October 03, 2018
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Amongst the structural experiments Tsai has been undertaking since supposedly retiring from feature filmmaking — others include Afternoon and the Walker series — Your Face belongs to the more modest efforts. Nevertheless, as a gentle invitation to slow down and take in the pleasures of extended contemplation, it proves extremely restorative, especially in the hectic context of a festival.
September 03, 2018
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