A Brighter Summer Day (2011)
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Critic Reviews for A Brighter Summer Day
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for A Brighter Summer Day
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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