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Here, Yang has erected a temporal experience, a completely immersive world that few artists in any medium could ever hope to do. If you love cinema, you'll love this movie. That's a promise.
A Brighter Summer Day's extended running time pays off: Si'r's spiral towards tragedy never stretches credibility, because Yang takes the time to let it realistically occur, showing us each factor that contributes to his slow transformation.
Yang's graceful, naturalistic way of inserting politically fraught signifiers into his characters' hands could teach other film-makers a thing or two.
You won't relish the thought of spending four hours with Si'r, but A Brighter Summer Day will leave you wanting even more.
Yang's methods bring a melancholy tenderness to his recollections. He films intricately staged action in long takes of a rueful, contemplative reserve.
One of those movies that, by slow accretion of detail and bold dramatic vision, disclose the structure and feeling of an entire world.
This extraordinarily tender yet epic and incisive portrait of Taiwan is one of film's great fumblings towards this elusive truth.
A film that somehow manages to exist simultaneously as a painstakingly detailed coming-of-age story, a paean to the eternal awesomeness of rock and roll, and an entrancing tone poem. If this isn't a masterpiece, then what is?
A Brighter Summer Day is not for the faint-hearted, yet its rewards are manifold.
A burning indictment on defining a national identity forged from those left in the dust of modern history.
Politics and movies and fathers and sons and mothers and daughters and first love and scorching, insensate first jealousy... almost hallucinatory violence that feels like Greek tragedy and Proust and Shakespeare and electric shadows.
Masterly done four-hour loosely based autobiographical film of the late Taiwan filmmaker Edward Yang.
One of the most amazing films I've seen in a long time. Life changing.
a fantastic film restored this year by scorsese's world cinema foundation, here's hoping this gets a dvd release sooner rather than later. some issue with the taiwanese government has been holding it up for at least 3 years. there is a crap version on google video with mostly unreadable subtitles :( the film follows the 1960s generation youth, their obsession with getting into good schools, gang life and american pop culture. patience will be rewarded here; as anyone who has seen 'yi yi' can attest, yang's realism is on a whole other level
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