But the films about more than the need for a bedmate. Director Tsai Ming-liang also examines immigration and the ecological crisis currently threatening Kuala Lumpur, where the film is set. Tsai, whos known for his long, -documentary-style shots, keeps the pace slow and smooth, letting the characters and the city reveal themselves in tiny bits and pieces.
I Dont Want to Sleep Alone is part of the Pan-Chinese Cinema Now series. Other films showing include Little Moth and Still Life. The series continues through April 6, but todays 7 p.m. show is the only remaining screening of I Dont Want to Sleep Alone. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit
www.mfah.org. $6 to $7.
Fri., March 14, 7 p.m.; Fri., March 21, 7 p.m., 2008