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Best of Criterion's New Releases, March 2016

It’s that time again: Criterion time. March’s release slate for the boutique home video label saw quite a few essentials, a’la John Frankenheimer’s The Manchurian Candidate… 362 more words

Features

A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

#804 A Brighter Summer Day

1991 // Taiwan // Edward Yang

Criterion Release Date: 22 Mar 2016 (LINK)

A Brighter Summer Day “traumatized” me years ago, even with the hazy video quality from the YouTube, I was immediately transfixed and the four hours running time just flew by, leaving a sense of emptiness and loneliness, agony as well as sadness with me. 1,948 more words

Criterion Collection

A Brighter Summer Day (Gǔ lǐng jiē shàonián shārén shìjiàn), Edward Yang, 1991.

Based on a real event from the early 1960s, Edward Yang’s 1991 masterpiece, A Brighter Summer Day, is set in the static tension found in the middle of a cultural tug-o-war. 611 more words

Blog

A Brighter Summer Day

(Dir. Edward Yang, Taiwan, 1991)

Lost in the World

A strong case could be made for Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day as the quintessential Taiwanese film as it’s concerned with the residual effects of the events that shaped this modern nation state in the wake of a severe split with its motherland. 1,096 more words

Evaluations

All the Feels: Movies To Make You Cry

By: Daniel Reynolds

As 2015 has wound down, I’ve begun to reflect on my favourite movie experiences of the year. These recollections have me circling back, however, to the same notion: With one month to go, the year’s films have mostly been unable to push me into the most extreme of emotional spaces. 1,065 more words

Film

Um Dia Quente de Verão

Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian / A Brighter Summer Day (1991 – Taiwan) 

Mergulhar na poesia épica da recriação das memórias adolescentes de Edward Yang, mais precisamente de um trágico caso verídico de homicídio juvenil, é como ouvir Are You Lonesome Tonight?, na voz de Elvis Presley, num longo repeat de quatro horas. 373 more words

Cinema

Yi Yi, 2000, Edward Yang

This was originally posted at Wonders in the Dark as part of their Adolescence and Childhood Countdown.

The term “family epic” is not often used to describe a film, not even an art film (at least not post-Ozu). 1,149 more words

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