Visage (Face)
Visage (Face) (2009)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 23, 2009
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Tsai Ming-Liang pays vague tribute to Francois Truffaut throughout this slow, self-indulgent, but often shockingly beautiful art film.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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).

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Too obscure for my taste.

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Dan Fainaru
Screen International

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.

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Simon Foster

Impenetrable and confounding for all but the most acute cinephiles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
I don't know how autobiographical this film is, only that Tsai makes it as some sort of self-reflexive experiment (which doesn't actually suit him)… More