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A Living and Breathing ‘Taipei Story’

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

Edward Yang’s 1985 feature “Taipei Story” presents the city of Taipei from a very relatable, human perspective that is definitively middle-class. 486 more words


Moving pictures 2017, #14

I’ve done it again – not a single US film in this half-dozen, well, seven, to be precise. In fact, not a single Anglophone movie. Instead, we have Romanian, Schweizerdeutsch, Polish, Russian, Mandarin/Taiwanese, and Kurdish. 1,898 more words


10-year commemorative retrospective of Edward Yang at the 41th HKIFF

The 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (April 11th – 25th, 2017) will present a full retrospective of Edward Yang. Audience attending the festival will enjoy this rare opportunity to watch his seven feature films, including the newly restored classic Taipei Story (1985) and A Brighter Summer Day (1991). 739 more words


Favorite Films (20-11)

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

Abbas Kiarostami

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