Downtown Springfield Association
The Essentials: Yi Yi (2000)

The Essentials: Yi Yi (2000)

March, 6 2023 | 7:00 pm

305 South Campbell Avenue Springfield, Missouri 65806

The Essentials: Contemporary Asian Cinema
Free for Members

The extraordinary, internationally embraced Yi Yi (A One and a Two . . .), directed by the late Taiwanese master Edward Yang, follows a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of one year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral. Whether chronicling middle-age father NJ’s tentative flirtations with an old flame or precocious young son Yang-Yang’s attempts at capturing reality with his beloved camera, the filmmaker deftly imbues every gorgeous frame with a compassionate clarity. Warm, sprawling, and dazzling, this intimate epic is one of the undisputed masterworks of the new century. [Criterion]

Starring: Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata
Director: Edward Yang
Languages: Japan, Taiwan
Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Music