Zuo tian

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Zuo tian

Past Present

Saw Tiong Guan
Malaysia, 2013
Documentaries, 76min, OmeU

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Zuo tian

Saw Tiong Guan
Malaysia, 2013
Documentaries, 76min, OmeU

Cast: 
Tsai Ming-liang
Ang Lee
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Lee Kang-sheng
Chen Shiang-chyi
Wang Shaudi
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Sound: 
Yang Wei Ang
Camera: 
Khoo Eng Yow
Editor: 
Lim Chee Yong
Kok Kai Foong
Production: 
Saw Tiong Guan und Piyasak Vitayaburananon
World Sales: 
Saw Tiong Guan
Format: 
DCP
Color

PAST PRESENT is an exploration of Tsai Ming-Liang’s journey in film, both as a filmgoer and a filmmaker, tracing his philosophy as a director to his childhood experience growing up in Kuching, Malaysia, and the importance of moving to Taiwan in the 70’s. In this film, Tsai revisits the old cinemas that he used to frequent with his grandparents and tells the story of how he would watch two films every evening with them. With a strong sense of loss, Tsai rediscovers his past while evaluating the present in which he described as a ‘throwaway era’ where people are no longer able to value things from the past. Tsai’s colleagues, from Ang Lee to Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and his constant collaborators like Lee Kang-sheng and Chen Shiang-chyi, discuss the uniqueness of his work and him as a person, in search for ever greater freedom and artistry.

In the presence of Saw Tiong Guan.

With NO FORM