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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


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


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


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


57. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

By Marilyn Ferdinand

The immigrant experience has been fertile ground for many and sundry films throughout the decades, from David Butler’s Delicious (1931) and George Stevens’ I Remember Mama (1948), to Michael Mann’s The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and James Gray’s… 1,328 more words

Genre Countdown: Childhood Films

7.15.2015 The Terrorizers

Finally getting to more Yang. This movie was great. It really makes you work to put everything together, but that adds to the looming tension throughout. 35 more words

Terrorizers and What Time Is It There?

Terrorizers by Edward Yang and What Time Is It There? by Tsai Ming-Liang are two movies that both depict urban alienation of Taiwanese. These two movies both emphasize the conflict between repetition and contingency and the ambiguity of reality and illusion. 955 more words

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