Yi Yi Yi Yi

Yi Yi

Edward Yang

 
Yi Yi (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Taiwan
  • 2000
  • 173 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Mandarin
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  • Spine #339

The extraordinary, internationally embraced Yi Yi (A One and a Two . . .), directed by the late Taiwanese master Edward Yang, 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-age father NJ’s tentative flirtations with an old flame or precocious young son Yang-Yang’s attempts at capturing reality with his beloved camera, the filmmaker deftly imbues every gorgeous frame with a compassionate clarity. Warm, sprawling, and dazzling, this intimate epic is one of the undisputed masterworks of the new century.

Cast

Credits

DirectorEdward Yang
ProducerShinya Kawai and Naoko Tsukeda
Associate producersOsamu Kubota and Weiyen Yu
CinematographyWeihan Yang
LightingLongyu Li
EditingBowen Chen
SoundDuzhi Du
MusicKaili Peng
Art directionZhengkai Wang

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • Newly restored digital transfer, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring writer-director Edward Yang and Asian-cinema critic Tony Rayns
  • Video interview with Rayns about Yang and the New Taiwan Cinema movement
  • U.S. theatrical trailer
  • Original English subtitle translation by Yang and Rayns
  • PLUS: A new essay by Kent Jones and notes from the director

    New cover design by Eric Skillman, photograph by Andre Constantini

Film Essays

Yi Yi: Time and Space

By Kent JonesMarch 15, 2011

Near the end of Edward Yang’s unjustly maligned 1996 film Mahjong, a teenage boy is . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Yi Yi: Time and Space

By Kent JonesMarch 15, 2011

Near the end of Edward Yang’s unjustly maligned 1996 film Mahjong, a teenage boy is . . . Read more »


News

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February 04, 2010

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