Thursday, October 4, 2018

Your Face (2018) NYFF 2018

Tsai Ming-liang’s YOUR FACE  is a series shots of the faces of different people. Some speak some do not. While gazing we are asked to ponder these seemingly random people just by what we see in their face and eyes.

Not for all audiences, YOUR FACE is a film that will enthrall some people and annoy others. "Nothing" happens, and yet in the right mood everything seems to. This is a film that will get your brain turning and moving and trying to piece together who these people are simply by seeing their face. If you only like Hollywood blockbusters or spoon fed stories you are going to be bored, if you are looking for a film that is going to make you think about what you are seeing and come up with a conclusion that is most certainly different than what anyone else does this film is for you.

The images are accompanied by some work by Ryuichi Sakamoto which is so low key and unobtrusive that I had to go back and watch the film a second time specifically to try and hear it.

If you are interested in films that are not cookie cutter, atypical and make you work YOUR FACE is highly recommended.

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