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FACE - TSAï MING-LIANG
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a film by  TSAï MING-LIANG film 137'
A Taiwanese filmmaker makes a film based on the myth of Salomé at the Louvre. Even though he speaks neither French nor English, he insists on giving the part of King Herod to the French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud. To give the film a chance at the box-office, the production company gives the role of Salomé to a world famous model. But problems arise as soon as filming begins… Amidst all this confusion, the director suddenly
learns of his mother’s death. The producer flies to Taipei, to attend the funeral. The director falls into a deep sleep where his mother’s spirit does not seem to want to leave her old apartment. The producer has no choice but to wait, alone and lost in a strange city. As after a very long voyage, filming resumes, where all who were lost in different ways gather in the underground of the Louvre.
author-director TSAï MING-LIANG - producers JACQUES BIDOU, MARIANNE DUMOULIN - productions JBA PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE CINéMA, TARANTULA, HOMEGREEN FILMS, LE MUSéE DU LOUVRE, CIRCE FILMS - editing JACQUES COMETS - LAETITIA CASTA, FANNY ARDANT, JEAN-PIERRE LéAUD, KANG-SHENG LEE, YI CHING LU, NORMAN ATUN, NATHALIE BAYE, MATHIEU AMALRIC, KUEI MEI YANG, CHAO RONG CHEN - image PENG JUNG LIAO - sound JEAN MALLET, ROBERTO VAN EIJDEN, PHILIPPE BAUDHUIN - year of production 2009 - RPCA 119.458
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"Official Selection Festival de Cannes" (France 2009)
"Best Art Director et Best Costume - Golden Horse Festival - Taipei" ( 2009)
"Best Costume Designer - Asian Film Awards - Hong Kong" ( 2010)
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