Edward Yang Season

Although he came late to his craft, writer-director Edward Yang made an almost immediate impact with his contribution to the portmanteau feature In Our Time (1982) which is credited as the film that launched the influential New Cinema Movement in Taiwan. Yang and director Hou Hsiao-hsien are the most internationally recognised of Taiwan’s auteurs. Yang’s is a cinema concerned with issues of contemporary, urban, middle-class, increasingly Westernised Taiwan, and his narrative and visual style reflect this, employing a modernist filmmaking aesthetic combined with an intensely humane approach to character.

In 2022 HOME screens two of Edward Yang’s masterpieces, A Brighter Summer Day on Sun 11 Sep and Yi Yi on Sun 23 Oct.

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Yi Yi

Warm, sprawling, and dazzling, this intimate epic is one of the undisputed masterworks of the new century. 

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A Brighter Summer Day

A masterly account of growing up in early 60s Taiwan, this intimate epic equally reflects the social and political circumstances of Yang’s homeland during that…

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A One and a Two

Edward Yang's award winning film following the life of a contemporary middle class Taiwan family.

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