Yi Yi (2000) (Criterion Collection Region 1) - Huai-En, Chen
Releasedatum: 11 juli 2006
With the runaway international acclaim of this film, Taiwanese director Edward Yang could no longer be called Asian cinema’s best-kept secret. Yi Yi swiftly follows a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of one year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral. Whether chronicling middle-aged father NJ’s tenuous flirtations with an old flame or precocious young son Yang-Yang’s attempts at capturing reality with his beloved camera, Yang imbues every gorgeous frame with a deft, humane clarity. Warm, sprawling, and dazzling, this intimate epic is one of the undisputed masterworks of the new century.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer. Audio commentary by writer-director Edward Yang and noted Asian-cinema critic Tony Rayns. New video interview with Rayns about Yang and the New Taiwan Cinema movement. Optional English subtitle translation by Yang and Rayns. U.S. theatrical trailer. A new essay by Kent Jones and notes from the director.
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