Tsai Ming-liang’s VISAGE (Face) Movie Trailer & Pictures
Check out the trailer for FACE starring Fanny Ardant, Laetitia Casta, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Lee Kang-Sheng, Lu Yi-Ching, and directed by Tsai Ming-liang.
Face is part of the Visions lineup at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
The pictures and trailer have a very dreamlike/surreal feel, which, if done well, can be really great.
Face Synopsis: The story borders on the surreal: a Taiwanese director (Lee, who has starred in all of Tsai’s films and is a filmmaker himself) is making a movie based on the story of Salomé at the Louvre, with a supermodel (Laetitia Casta) cast as Salomé opposite a weathered veteran actor as King Herod (Jean-Pierre Léaud as himself). Tsai’s superb cast, rounded off by a number of iconic French faces, including Fanny Ardant, Jeanne Moreau and Mathieu Amalric, deliver seamless performances that blur the line between their parts in Tsai’s own film and the production being shot by his alter ego. This confounding of roles is best exemplified during the film’s meticulously choreographed final dance sequence. Whereas the preceding musical numbers showcased the supermodel lip-synching poppy Mandarin and Spanish love songs, the final dance is performed without a single word sung or note of music played. This scene, which takes place outside Lee’s character’s film shoot within a film, is surely the most erotically charged, the one most faithful to the original myth of Salomé.
Face will be released to theaters in France on November 4, 2009. Watch the trailer and check out more pictures below.