Madame Butterfly

  • 35'
  • Taiwan
  • 2009
A minor tour de force and only a true master can make it look simple: we follow a woman at the hectic Puduraya bus station in Kuala Lumpur; Puccini composed Madame Butterfly. The relationship between that opera and Tsai's film seems a mystery, but is not unfathomable.
Director
Tsai Ming-liang
Countries of production
Taiwan, France
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
35'
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Language
Malay
Producers
Antoine Barraud, Vincent Wang
Production Companies
Homegreen Films Co., House on Fire
Sales
House on Fire
Screenplay
Tsai Ming-liang
Cinematography
Tsai Ming-liang