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