The extraordinary, internationally embraced Yi Yi, 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-aged 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. 

Screening as part of Taiwan Films at HOME, a season across 2022. With thanks to the Taipei Representative Office in the UK and the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

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173 minutes

Hokkien, Mandarin and Min Nan

Full English

Country of origin:
Japan and Taiwan

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