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Stray Dogs 郊遊

When:

Sun Dec 7 2014, 4:30pm

Where: Shaw Lido , 350 Orchard Road, 5th/ 6th Floor, Shaw House , Tanglin, Singapore

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

A nameless alcoholic father (Lee Kang-sheng) and his two children (Lee Yi-chieh and Lee Yi-cheng) live in urban poverty in contemporary Taipei. Slipping between the cracks of society, the father earns a living holding up real estate advertisements along the highway, while his children spend their time playing and living off supermarket food samples. A grocery clerk enters as a maternal figure, offering another way of living.

Shrugging off traditional narrative trajectories, Tsai opts for discrete stages, compiling the story in a series of carefully composed vignettes. With his trademark long takes, arthouse auteur Tsai Ming-liang pushes the viewer slowly but surely into the everyday lives of these characters. The end result is a beguiling, heartbreaking insight into human despair and survival.