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.