Days (2020)

Time moves slowly, as ever, for Malaysian director Tsai Ming-liang, as seconds become minutes, minutes become hours, and hours become Days, a gentle return to form in which Tsai’s longtime star, Lee Kang-sheng, is shown suffering from some unknown physical ailment, finding short-lived solace in the hands of a stranger (28-year-old Laotian immigrant Anong Houngheuangsy) in Bangkok.

Peter Debruge, Variety

In a film lasting a shade over two hours, consisting of just 46 separate shots, the undisputed emperor of Taiwanese slow cinema crafts a ravishing, wordless story of urban loneliness. As always with Tsai Ming-Liang, the film’s glacial pacing and less-is-more approach to plot will challenge all but the most resilient film lovers. But compared to the projects that have kept him busy in the past seven years, Days is an action movie.

Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

The film is intentionally unsubtitled.

  • Orig. title: 日子
  • Language: Mandarin Chinese
  • Subtitles: N/A
  • Distribution: Homegreen Films
  • Cinematography: Chang Jhong-yuan
  • Editing: Chang Jhong-yuan
  • Sound: Dennis Tsao