A Brighter Summer Day

A Brighter Summer Day

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Edward Yang’s critically acclaimed four-hour epic about turf wars, rock ’n’ roll and sexual awakening in Taiwan, 1960. More

"Yang brought a worldly eye to his razor-sharp tales of Taiwanese life. Nowhere is this better seen than in the 1960-set tale of Si’r, the restless teenage son of politically suspect parents that (like Yang’s family) fled Shanghai during the 1949 Communist takeover. Si’r slides into violence after falling for Ming, the girlfriend of a street gang leader. Set to the beat of American pop music, Yang’s film expands into a mesmerising, multi-character, multi-generational epic." (Sydney Film Festival)

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1991Rating: M237 minsTaiwanMandarin and Taiwanese with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Yang's methods bring a melancholy tenderness to his recollections. He films intricately staged action in long takes of a rueful, contemplative reserve.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

One of those movies that, by slow accretion of detail and bold dramatic vision, disclose the structure and feeling of an entire world.

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