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Rating: 8.5 stars


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Seen on: 02/11/2019

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Yi Yi (2000)

Directed by Edward Yang

Drama | Romance

Most recently watched by sleestakk


Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life’s meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.

Length 174 minutes


Wang Chi-tsan | Kiyotaka Ueno | Tang Cong-sheng | Edward Yang | Tang Tsung Sheng | Kai-Li Peng | Lawrence Ko | An-an Hsu | Yiwen Chen | Hsin-Yi Tseng | Shu-Yuan Hsu | Tang Ru-Yun | Kelly Ko | Pang Chang Yu | Adriene Lin | Shu-shen Hsiao | Hsi-Sheng Chen | Jonathan Chang | Kelly Lee | Issei Ogata | Elaine Jin | Wu Nien-Jen

Viewing Notes

Taiwan New Cinema (the first Edward Yang film logged on this website). Also three hours long. Fuck yes.

Now I understand the accolades. Damn what a meaty movie (what I thought to myself as I watched). So much meat on the bone. Love that there’s subplot that involves both Tokyo and Chicago.

Doorways, pathways, roadways, train tracks… it’s all there in the composition and I fucking love it. As I’m just discovering TNC I know I will revisit this one near the end. I want to watch Yang’s older work then come back to this one.


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