Stray Dogs. 2013. Taiwan. Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang. With Lee Kang-Sheng, Chen Shiang-Chyi, Lu Yi-Ching, Yang Kuei-Mei. DCP. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 138 min.
Lee Kang-Sheng plays a middle-aged single father who squats with his two young children in abandoned buildings, while taking a job holding up signs advertising condo developments. A realistic depiction of their plight is mixed with surreal and stylized set pieces to create an exceptional experiment in form. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival.