Big World Pictures lays an egg with their DVD release Rebels of the Neon God, but at least one of the best debut features of the 1990s is back in print.
Interview: Tsai Ming-liang on Rebels of the Neon God
Tsai spoke with us about making Rebels of the Neon God and his participation in the film’s recent HD restoration.
Tsai’s debut makes one yearn for an alternative reality where it, not Pulp Fiction, became the beacon of ‘90s independent filmmaking.
With an equally masterful short film included in the package, Cinema Guild’s Blu-ray of Tsai Ming-liang’s elegant, unflinching is a must-own.
The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film seems to channel the sheer variety of the Internet, where it seems all movies from all eras are available.
This isn’t the first time Tsai has chronicled the extraordinarily deliberate travels of this anonymous red-clothed spiritual figure.
As a kind of “festival of festivals,” the Viennale is one of the most esteemed fixtures in the world-cinema circuit.
Tsai Ming-liang isn’t making a social-problem film here, and his critique of patriarchal control is secondary to his portrait of unbearable psychic conditions.
A Trip to the Moon and The Kid with a Bike showed that all films are new to anyone seeing them for the first time.