Scraps: “A Brighter Summer Day”

Director: Edward Yang
Cinematographer: Hui Kung Chang & Longyu Zhang

  • Masterful and contemplative, an important film that lingers with you long after the viewing.
  • Tensions of time, history and family life in an uncertain time.
  • America is a character that is seemingly invisible in the background of the film, but apparent in other ways.
  • Beautiful cinematography – having seen Yi Yi as my first Edward Yang film, A Brighter Summer Day definitely feels like a precursor to some of his signature techniques that are more present in Yi Yi.
  • Summoned a sense of nostalgia, despite having been raised in Indonesia.
  • Definitely worth revisiting after a while.

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