Tsai Ming-liang’s Taiwanese title Days has performed strongly on Screen’s Berlin 2020 Competition jury grid, achieving a 3.3 average for second place with just two titles to go.
Days received three top scores of four (excellent), from Meduza’s Anton Dolin, The Morning Star’s Rita Di Santo and Screen’s own critic – the joint-most of any title this year with grid leader Never Rarely Sometimes Always.
It did not receive any negative marks, with only one two (average) from Dagens Nyheter’s Helena Lindblad.
The film centres on Kang and Non, two men who live in different worlds but meet, and continue their lives as before, but together.
Only two titles have the chance to displace Never Rarely Sometimes Always from the summit of the grid – Rithy Panh’s war documentary Irradiated, and Mohammad Rasoulof’s ensemble drama There Is No Evil.