Essential Cinema: Edward Yang

A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY

Directed by Edward Yang

Taiwan, 1991, 3h 57min, DCP, In Mandarin, Shanghainese, and Taiwanese with English

Essential Cinema  Edward Yang

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6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

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$13.50 evening / $11 matinee (available M-F for shows before 6 PM)

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“One of the supreme masterpieces of the Taiwanese New Wave.”
Cine-file

“A seamless interweaving of the rigors of art cinema and the instant pleasures of melodrama.”
Reverse Shot

“One of the flat-out best films from anywhere that decade.”
The Village Voice

A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY is a Taiwanese epic that unfolds against the backdrop of political and social turmoil in the 1960s. We follow the tumultuous life of a young boy, Xiao Si’r, as he navigates the complexities of adolescence, gang culture, and societal expectations. Edward Yang’s tender storytelling captures the intricacies of family dynamics and the search for identity.

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