Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Vive L’Amour

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 14, 2022
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Film Movement

Vive L’Amour, the 1994 sophomore feature from filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang (Rebels of the Neon God, Goodbye, Dragon Inn) finds the acclaimed master of Taiwan’s Second New Wave demonstrating a confident new cinematic voice.

The film follows three characters unknowingly sharing a supposedly empty Taipei apartment. The beautiful realtor May Lin (Yang Kuei-mei) brings her lover Ah-jung (Chen Chao-jung) to a vacant unit she has on the market, unaware that it is secretly being occupied by the suicidal funeral salesman Hsiao-kang (Lee Kang-sheng). The three cross paths in a series of precisely staged, tragicomic erotic encounters, but despite their physical proximity, they find themselves no closer to a personal connection.

Featuring an intoxicating mix of longing and surprising deadpan humor, Vive L’Amour catapulted Tsai to the top of the international filmmaking world and earned him the prestigious Golden Lion at the 1994 Venice International Film Festival.

Film Movement Classics’ Blu-ray debut of the film offers a 2K restoration and the following bonus features: 

  • Tsai Ming-liang on Vive L’Amourfeaturette
  • 16-page booklet with a new essay by film critic Nick Pinkerton

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.