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Celebrated Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang discovers painting

Auteur of loneliness reckons with the isolation of COVID-19

To cope with mood swings and anxiety exacerbated by COVID, Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang has turned to his self-taught hobby of painting: 'I don't think of loneliness as something negative.' (Photo courtesy of Tsai Ming-liang)

TAIPEI -- Tsai Ming-lian, one of Taiwan's most celebrated film directors, lives in "renovated ruins" in the hills of Taipei surrounded by abandoned houses.

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