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Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness

Song Hwee Lim


How can we qualify slowness in cinema? What is the relationship between a cinema of slowness and a wider socio-cultural “slow movement”? A body of films that shares a propensity toward slowness has emerged in many parts of the world over the past two decades. This is the first book to examine the concept of cinematic slowness and address this fascinating phenomenon in contemporary film culture. Providing a critical investigation into questions of temporality, materiality, and aesthetics, and examining concepts of authorship, cinephilia, and nostalgia, the book offers insight into cinematic slo ... More

Keywords: cinematic slowness, slow cinema, slow movement, contemporary film, cinephilia, nostalgia, Tsai Ming-liang, Abbas Kiarostami, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824836849
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Song Hwee Lim, author
Chinese University of Hong Kong