THAT DAY, ON THE BEACH (HAI TAN DE YI TIAN)

Showings

THEATER 1 Sun, Aug 18 12:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:166
Release Year:1983
Production Country:Taiwan
Original Language:Mandarin
Japanese
German
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Edward Yang
Cast:Sylvia Chang
Terry Hu
Hsu Ming
David Mao
Hsiao Hou Tao
Screenwriter:Wu Nien-jen
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.