Faces of Tsai Ming-Liang series: Rebels of the Neon God

Faces of Tsai Ming-Liang series: Rebels of the Neon God

Poster art for Rebels of the Neon God (1992).

Faces of Tsai Ming-Liang Film Series

Taiwan, 1992. 106 min. 35mm.
In Mandarin with English subtitles

The director's first feature film, Rebels introduces us to the recurring character Xiao Kang, played by Lee Kang-Sheng, who has appeared in every single Tsai film. An aimless and mostly silent high school delinquent, Xiao Kang roams the streets of Taipei following a stranger. Each character, including Xiao Kang's family members, is trapped in the claustrophobic urban landscape longing for a connection.

Tokyo Film Festival ' Bronze Sakura award.

Event Details

13 November 2009
1:45pm - 3:30pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$7 members/students/seniors; $11 nonmembers