So, you still think Tsai Ming-liang's (
Last week in Kaohsiung during the last few takes of shooting, Tsai's favorite actor Lee Kang-sheng (
Chen Shiang-chyi (
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As for actress Lu Yi-ching (
"This is going to be a lively and bustling movie and I think it will be a breakthrough for myself in terms of a film style," Tsai said.
He is a fanatic fan of 1930s Mandarin pop songs from artists like Grace Ge (
The story of Wayward Wind, which has just finished shooting, is an extension of Tsai's 2001 feature What Time is it There? (
Chen Shiang-chyi's character meets watch vendor Lee Kang-sheng's character on a skywalk in Taipei before she leaves for Paris. A strange longing grows between the two when she is away. But when Chen returns to Taipei, the skywalk is gone and she does not know how to find Lee, who has lost his job as a vendor and has become a porn actor.
The narrative is not chronological, Tsai said. "It will not be a realistic film in terms of space and time ... In terms of acting, I also give the actors more latitude, this time."
For the actors, nudity was an issue, though Lee said, "I don't need to watch more porn films to find out more [about the life of porn stars]. I've already seen a lot of them."
Like Tsai's previous films, Wayward Wind is partly funded by investors in France. The NT$18 million budget movie is co-financed by French TV station Arte and Centre National de la Cinematographie, in cooperation with Taiwan's Subsidy For Film Production (
So, will this new film have more dialogue than Tsai's last movie, Goodbye, Dragon Inn (
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