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Seen on: 02/20/2019

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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

Directed by Edward Yang

Drama | Epic

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.

Length 237 minutes

Actors

Chin Tsai | Jung Chun-Lung | Chang Ming-Hsin | Tan Chih-Kang | Wang Chi-tsan | Stephanie Lai | Chang Kuo-Chu | Wang Chuan | Chiang Hsiu-Chiung | Weiming Wang | Lawrence Ko | Chang Han | Chen Shiang-Chyi | Elaine Jin | Lisa Yang | Chang Chen

Viewing Notes

This is 4 hours long. Epic and a masterpiece of filmmaking. Certainly one of the best examples of Taiwan New Cinema. Can’t imagine watching this in theaters but it would be amazing. Pretty wild to watch this after The Soong Sisters (basically the timeline of this film takes off not long after the core story of The Soong Sisters ends - about a decade later). Also interesting that Elaine Jin portrays the mother in both films!

I might create a list of Taiwan New Cinema films to track them. This has been a wonderful discovery this year.

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