Chinese director Tsai says Venice film ‘Stray Dogs’ could be last

Actors Yi-Cheng, Yi-ching, Yi-chieh, director Ming-Liang and actor Kang-sheng pose during a photocall for the movie "Stray Dogs" in VeniceBy Michael Roddy VENICE (Reuters) – Taipei-based director Tsai Ming-liang said on Thursday at the Venice Film Festival, where his "Stray Dogs" is in competition, that the portrayal of a family subsisting on the streets of the Taiwanese capital could well be his last movie. In the production notes, the director says he has become tired of cinema and that the mechanisms of the market, the "so-called entertainment value of films in recent years and the constant pandering to popular taste", disgust him. "I hope this is my last film. …

September 5, 2013 9:30 pm

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