A Brighter Summer Day

Part of Taipei Tales: The Cinema of Edward Yang

NEW 4K RESTORATION!

Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang is finally available for US audiences. Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, A Brighter Summer Day is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager (Chen Chang, in his first role) from innocence to juvenile delinquency, and is set against a simmering backdrop of restless youth, rock and roll, and political turmoil.

Runtime
3h 57m
Year
1991
Director
Edward Yang
Format
DCP
Country
Taiwan
Language
Mandarin and Taiwanese with English Subtitles
First Showing
March 30, 2024

Showtimes

Saturday, March 30, 2024 1:30 PM
Location Big Roxie

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