YI YI (A ONE AND A TWO . . .)

Showings

THEATER 1 Tue, Jan 2 6:00 PM
THEATER 1 Thu, Jan 4 6:00 PM
LOW TICKET ALERT
THEATER 1 Sun, Jan 21 11:30 AM
THEATER 1 Sun, Aug 18 3:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:173
Release Year:2000
Production Country:Japan
Taiwan
United Kingdom
Original Language:Mandarin
English
Japanese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Edward Yang
Cast:Kelly Lee
Jonathan Chang
Issey Ogata
Elaine Jin
Hsi-Sheng Chen
Screenwriter:Edward Yang

Description

Following our sell-out Edward Yang: Cities and Souls series earlier this year, the Film Center again celebrates the Taiwanese master with a screening of his far lesser screened, but magnificent feature debut THAT DAY, ON THE BEACH and an encore of his final film, the internationally beloved YI YI (A ONE AND A TWO . . .). Both films showcase Yang’s penchant for deliberate pacing, which allows the director to explore the complexities and nuances of family, intimacy, and the passage of time. In THAT DAY, ON THE BEACH, friends Chia-li and Ching-ching reunite after 12 years apart, with Yang gracefully jumping back and forth between the two women’s past lives in order to reflect on their present stations; YI YI follows a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of one year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral. Dazzling when viewed separately, we encourage audiences to take in these titles together as an epic double feature that demonstrates Yang’s unwaveringly compassionate and warm novelistic style. THAT DAY, ON THE BEACH 2K restoration courtesy of the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute.