From one of the most distinct and celebrated directors of contemporary Taiwanese cinema, Tsai Ming-liang, comes Walker, a formally rigorous and meditative short film that observes a monk as he ambles through the bustling streets of Hong Kong at his own VERY slow pace.

His deliberately unhurried gait stands (or moves, rather) in stark contrast to the ever-present commotion of the urban environment that surrounds him.

Starring Tsai regular Lee Kang-sheng as the robed traveler in a remarkable performance of measured physical acting, the movie was commissioned by the Hong Kong International Film Festival for inclusion in its Beautiful 2012 anthology film.