“YI YI is ultimately a film that imparts its meaning and its impact through its exquisite sense of balance—between here and elsewhere, past and present, the ideal and the conditional, the mundane and the extraordinary. It is a film of, and about, grace. And that is a rare thing.”
“Calling YI YI a three-hour Taiwanese family drama is like calling CITIZEN KANE a film about a newspaper.”
The final film by Taiwanese master Edward Yang (A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY, TAIPEI STORY), this is a story of love and familial connections between a father, his teenage daughter, and his young son over the course of a few months. Yang’s extraordinary gift for cinema and sensitive approach to love and connection elevate this into a great work of the screen.