Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese film director, travels to the Louvre in Paris, France, to shoot a film that explores the Salomé myth.
A Taiwanese filmmaker makes a film based on the myth of Salomé at the Louvre. He gives the part of King Herod to the French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud. For the box-office, the production company gives the role of Salomé to a famous model. But problems arise as soon as filming begins…
Face by Tsai Ming Liang Movie Trailer
Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese filmmaker, travels to France to shoot a film in the Louvre. As he is not fluent in French, the director encounters some difficulties. Then, he learns that his mother has died.
Face was written and directed by Tsai Ming-liang. It is set in the Louvre, as the museum had invited Tsai to make a film there. The Louvre contributed 775,000 euros, which was around 20 percent of the entire budget. The film is also inspired by director François Truffaut, and the cast includes several actors who worked with Truffaut.
Face was described as a “meditation on the cinematic process.” Like Tsai’s other films, Face is about people who are incredibly alienated.