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Days(日子)

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Taiwan
·
2021

2h 7m

Director Tsai Ming-liang
Starring Lee Kang-sheng, Anong Houngheuangsy

Genre Drama

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In Hong Kong, Kang wanders through a lonely urban landscape and seeks treatment for a chronic illness. At the same time, Non, a young Laotian immigrant working in Bangkok, goes about his daily routine. These two solitary men eventually come together in a moment of healing and tenderness.

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The A.V. Club by A.A. Dowd

It’s a film of before and after isolation, implying the ways that unexpected connection can both blessedly break a pattern of routinized loneliness and create a new, perhaps more painful form of longing through its absence.
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Slant Magazine by Diego Semerene

Reciprocity might be impossible in a world rigged against queerness, Tsai seems to say, which doesn’t mean that certain things can't still be shared.
90

Screen Daily by Lee Marshall

In a film lasting a shade over two hours, consisting of just 46 separate shots, the undisputed emperor of Taiwanese slow cinema crafts a ravishing, wordless story of urban loneliness.