Yi Yi: A One and a Two

Yi Yi: A One and a Two

Following our Hou Hsiao Hsien season, we now celebrate the end of the Cinémathèque year with the final film from another major artist of the Taiwanese New Wave, the sadly missed Edward Yang. Like A City of Sadness, Yi Yi is filmmaking on an epic scale, interweaving the stories of several generations of a Taiwanese family living in present-day Taiwan. Over the course of three hours, Yang touches on the thrill of new love, the shock of sudden ailment, the tensions between modernity and tradition, and the rituals that bind families together. A life affirming film delivered with good humour and grace, and spanning the full range of human emotion, Yi Yi is tinged with the sadness of Yang’s premature death.

Yi Yi: A One and a Two

  • Director: Edward Yang
  • Year: 2000
  • Run Time: 173 mins
  • Country: Taiwan/Japan
  • Rating: M