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Films By Edward Yang

... ... Edward Yang's long-awaited fourth feature is an independent production on an epic scale, a picture of Taiwan in 1960/61 as reflect­ed in the story of a teenage boy who kills a schoolgirl. For many, this is a Taiwan caught between the pull of Mainland China and the lure of the US, the ... Read more
Aside from screenings at prestigious international Film Festivals from London and Hong Kong to New York and Toronto, A One and a Two has picked up a slew of awards including Best Director at Cannes 2000 - and has been hailed internationally as one of director Edward Yang's masterpieces. The film is ... Read more
"As I watched... Yi Yi [A One and A Two] through bleary eyes, I struggled to identify the overpowering feeling that was making me tear up. Was it grief? Joy? Mirth? Yes, I decided, it was all of these. But mostly, it was gratitude." - New York Times ... The first Taiwanese film to win the Grand ... Read more
"This film is so uncommonly good that Yang's other very impressive works pale beside it." - Chicago Reader ... Often spoken of in terms of ‘genius' and even ‘one of the greatest films ever made', A Brighter Summer Day recounts events surrounding a shocking juvenile homicide in Taiwan in 1960 ... Read more
"Sleek, chic and hysterical, the film owes more to Preston Sturges than Michelangelo Antonioni." - Cinematheque Ontario ... Set over a couple of frenetic days in a Taipei entertainment corporation, A Confucian Confusion weaves its way through a collection of characters linked by blood, profession ... Read more
Considered to be an early study for what would become Yang's masterpiece - A Brighter Summer Day - the short film Expectations (made as part of the omnibus film In Our Time) was responsible for establishing Yang's filmmaking career in Taiwan. --- D/S Edward Yang WS Central Motion Picture ... Read more
“Yang's angriest and most provocative film, and also probably the one that's elicited the most anger from viewers, especially in the West.” - Chicago ReaderConsisting of seemingly disparate story strands that miraculously converge into one, Mahjong focuses on some middle-class thugs dabbling in ... Read more
Here's another feather in the cap for Chinese cinema, this time from Edward Yang, a relatively new director (his second feature) who was born on the mainland, studied for a while in the US, and now lives and works in Taiwan TAIPEI STORY is a refreshing, intelligent study of a disintegrating ... Read more
“[A] quietly stunning drama which sees the various problems facing a rapidly modernised city reflected in the lives of a dozen or so subtly observed characters.” - Time OutStarring MIFF regular, filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien (Three Times, MIFF 2006, The Flight of the Red Balloon) as a washed-up ... Read more
“The film suggests that we all have our ways of ‘terrorizing' each other, and that we'd all like our lives to be as coherent and resolved as fiction. Yang reaches high, and his aim is true.” - Time OutThe compartmentalised nature of urban relationships provides the blueprint upon which the ... Read more
“The subtlety of Yang and [actress Sylvia] Chang merge together to form an irresistible emotional force.” - Toronto International Film FestivalThe award-winning debut feature of Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle (Invisible Waves, MIFF 06), That Day, On the Beach is a potent comment ... Read more
A man lies dead in a suburban street, armed police surround a fiat, an Eurasian girl escapes from the scene of the crime, a young photographer snaps the proceedings. The setting is Taipei but it could be any city, anywhere. Edward Yang's latest brainteaser juggles a whole range of characters ... Read more
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