Visage (Face) (2009)

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Ming-liang Tsai
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Rézo Films

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as La Star et Salomé

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as Le Réalisateur

as La Mère

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Critic Reviews for Visage (Face)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | February 2, 2010
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | February 8, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Too obscure for my taste.

Full Review… | April 8, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Impenetrable and confounding for all but the most acute cinephiles.

Full Review… | August 9, 2010
sbs.com.au

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).

Full Review… | October 18, 2009
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

Full Review… | September 15, 2009
Screen International

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