The Films of Edward Yang: Yi Yi

Edward Yang-Yi Yi

Taiwan | 2000 | 173 min. | Edward Yang

April 3 - 14, 2024

The Films of Edward Yang

Set in Taiwan, the film follows the lives of the Jian family from the alternating perspectives of the three main family members: father N.J., teenage daughter Ting-Ting and young son Yang-Yang. 

The extraordinary, internationally embraced Yi Yi (A One and a Two...) 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.

  • Original Language Title: 一一
  • Director: Edward Yang
  • Principal Cast: Wu Nien-jen, Elaine Jin, Issey Ogata, Kelly Lee, Jonathan Chang, Hsi-Sheng Chen, Su-Yun Ko, Lawrence Ko
  • Country: Taiwan, Japan
  • Year: 2000
  • Running Time: 173 min.
  • Producer: Shinya Kawai
  • Screenplay: Edward Yang
  • Cinematographers: Wei-han Yang
  • Editors: Po-Wen Chen
  • Music: Kai-Li Peng
  • Filmography: Taipei Story, A Brighter Summer Day, A Confucian Confusion
  • Language: Mandarin