The Skywalk Is Gone

Film

Time Out says

Tsai's short, inspired by the unannounced demolition of the pedestrian overpass in Taipei where Hsiao Kang sold watches in What Time Is It There?, provides a bridge of its own between that film and Tsai's forthcoming feature. The missing skypass affects several lives. A middle-aged woman (Lu) has to struggle across the busy road with her heavy suitcase. A young woman (Chen) loses her way. And Hsiao Kang (Lee), deprived of his pitch, decides to audition for a part in an 'adult video'. Gnomic and gleefully unresolved, this patchwork of vignettes adds up to a sketch of present day city lives. It brings significant choices up against inconsequential events, implicitly challenging the viewer to be sure which is which.

Details

Release details

Duration:
25 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Tsai Ming-liang
Screenwriter:
Tsai Ming-liang
Cast:
Lu Yi-Ching
Chen Hsiang Chyi
Lee Kang-sheng