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Tsai Ming-­liang

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Taiwanese director Tsai Ming­liang has been among the most profound voices in world cinema over the past quarter­century, making this overview of his work — the most comprehensive Tsai showcase in New York to date — perhaps the crucial repertory event of the season. Tsai’s mesmerizing features range from a porn­industry study peppered with musical numbers (2005’s The Wayward Cloud) to a glacial wuxia epic (2003’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn) to the recent, despairing Stray Dogs (2013). If you attend enough of these, you’ll become well acquainted with Tsai’s favorite actor, Lee Kang­sheng, who embodies both the director’s anguish and his singular humor.

April 10-26, 7 p.m., 2015

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