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2 Films by Tsai Ming Liang in February

Axiom Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of two films by Tsai Ming Liang 11th February 2008. Priced at £19.99 each are…

The Wayward Cloud - Taiwan is beset by a terrible water shortage. TV stations are advising the population to economise drastically, and to drink watermelon juice. But, as always, people are finding their own solutions to the drought. Shiang-Chyi secretly fills discarded bottles in public toilets, while Hsiao-Kang takes midnight baths in rooftop storage tanks. They drift like clouds, never touching. Survival is hard, but loneliness is impossible to bear. Shiang-Chyi meets Hsiao-Kang by chance near her apartment. She remembers buying a watch from him when he worked as a street vendor. He's a porno actor now, but she doesn't know that yet…

I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone - After being robbed and attacked one night in Kuala Lumpur, Hsiao-kang, a homeless Chinese man, is rescued and taken in by some Bangladeshi workers. One of them, Rawang, lets him sleep beside him on an old mattress that he had found on the street. Later, when Chyi, a waitress at a coffee-shop, meets Hsiao-kang, she is filled with lustful desire. As Hsiao-kang slowly recovers, he finds himself caught between Rawang and Chyi – as well as Chyi’s female boss. Meanwhile, a heavy haze descends on the city that is so humid that it stinks of the perspiration of its multi-ethnic people. These men and women and the old mattress lose their way in the haze but find one another…

Features on both include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Taiwanese DD2.0 Stereo with English subtitles
  • Interview with the director
  • Stills Gallery

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