Agence France-PresseSeptember 5, 2013 16:16
Taipei-based director Tsai Ming-liang lived up to his reputation as the master of "Slow" cinema in Venice Thursday with "Stray Dogs", the poetic tale of a homeless family on the margins of society.
"This is not a film about hope or despair. It's about a man who gives up, who lets himself go completely," Malaysian-born Tsai told AFP in an interview in a leafy courtyard.
"Everywhere we look, unemployment is increasing, homelessness is rising. Life is becoming more difficult for many, and it is those difficulties I wanted to explore," he said.