A Brighter Summer Day (2011)
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Critic Reviews for A Brighter Summer Day
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.
The measured pace may be off-putting, but stay with it -- the accumulated wealth of detail invests the unexpected final scenes with enormous, shocking power.
A powerful statement from Yang's generation about what it means to be Taiwanese, superior even to his recent masterpiece Yi Yi.
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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