Visage (Face)
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A filmmaker is attempting to complete an ambitious project in the midst of a family tragedy in this self-referential drama from writer and director Tsai Ming-Liang. Hsaio-Kong (Lee Kang-Sheng) is a director from Taiwan who is soon to begin shooting his next picture, a stylized adaptation of Salome, in France, though first he has to help his elderly mother (Lu Yi-Ching) with some plumbing problems. Hsaio-Kong arrives in Paris to discover his producers have cast a well-known model with no acting experience (Laetitia Casta) in the leading role, which adds to the challenge of working in a language… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tsai Ming-Liang pays vague tribute to Francois Truffaut throughout this slow, self-indulgent, but often shockingly beautiful art film."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"To those of use who know and love his movies, it has a pervasive sense of the familiar... not at all revelatory or exciting. It's a fine movie, if you like this sort of thing (most people don't)."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Too obscure for my taste."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Face will appeal exclusively to Tsai Ming-liang's devoted fans who find themselves in familiar territory here, but the rest of the audience may be baffled -- to say the least."
‑ Dan Fainaru, Screen International
"Impenetrable and confounding for all but the most acute cinephiles."
‑ Simon Foster, sbs.com.au
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