STRAY DOGS

STRAY DOGS

    Price: $195.00

    Code: 2507
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
    2013, 138 minutes
    Purchase: $195 | Classroom rental: $125

    In the newest film from Tsai Ming-liang, a single father makes his meager living holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway. His children wait out their days in supermarkets before they eat with their father and go to sleep in an abandoned building. As the father starts to come apart, a woman in the supermarket takes the children under her wing. There are real stray dogs to be fed in Tsai's everyday apocalypse, but the title also refers to its principal characters, living the cruelest of existences on the ragged edges of the modern world.

    Stray Dogs is many things at once: minimal in its narrative content and syntax, as visually powerful as it is emotionally overwhelming, and bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion. One of the finest works of an extraordinary artist

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    Festivals & Awards

    Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Venice Film Festival
    Official Selection, New York Film Festival
    Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival



    Reviews

    “A soaring masterpiece, a huge and complex work of art, and one for the ages.” – Indiewire

    “Thrillingly strange and surreal.” – Time Out NY

    “Every shot of Stray Dogs has been built with utter formal mastery; every sequence exerts an almost telepathic grip.” - The Telegraph

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