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20) Make Way for Tomorrow (Dir. Leo McCarey, United States, 1937)

“Honor thy father and mother.”

Any film significant enough to influence cinematic master Yasujiro Ozu is undoubtedly worthy of our attention today in spite of its accepted “forgotten classic” status. 3,160 more words

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XL Popcorn - A Brighter Summer Day

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Title: A Brighter Summer Day (Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian… 598 more words

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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

Taiwan 237m, Colour
Director: Edward Yang; Cast: Chang Chen, Lisa Yang, Chang Kuo-Chu, Elaine Jin, Wong Chizan, Lawrence Ko, Tan Zhigang, Lin Hung-ming

A Brighter Summer Day is a long, violent and complex coming of age drama set in Taiwan during the early 1960s amidst an influx of Chinese immigrants and a period of strong Western cultural influence. 67 more words


A Brighter Summer Day (Yang, 1991)

Edward Yang’s incredible, sprawling historical drama is so precise. A Brighter Summer Day (the title taken from Elvis lyrics) is a challenge in more ways than one. 891 more words

A Brighter Summer Day - Review


Whenever I watch Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day at any moment of my life, something flashes back into my head – it is a memory of a happy moment of my life. 1,065 more words

Film Reviews

Edward Yang's A Brighter Summer Day

Lisa Yang has such a great screen presence, I can’t believe A Brighter Summer Day is her only film role.

Spine #804: A Brighter Summer Day [1991], Dir. Edward Yang

Edward Yang’s 1991 masterpiece A Brighter Summer Day is in a sense bookended by two scenes between a son and his father. In the first, Xiao Si’r — a teenager in the midst of an identity crisis, who’s just been berated by his school’s administration for allegedly allowing another boy to cheat off of him — listens with quiet resolve as his father — who got angry enough at the bureaucrats who berated his son to earn Si’r a demerit — tries to impart an important lesson about the way the world works. 1,125 more words

Coming Of Age