"A great journey, a long journey, an enchanted epic." THE WORLD
Taiwan, early 1960s. The young Xiao Si'r enters high school in evening classes, to the chagrin of his father who hoped that his son integrates a more prestigious establishment. He befriends Cat, Airplane and Tiger, with whom he does the four hundred blows. Around them two rival gangs clash, but Xiao Si'r stays away from their actions, until the day he meets Ming, with whom he falls in love. But this one is Honey's girlfriend, leader of one of the two gangs...
With A Brighter Summer Day , director Edward Yang ( Yi Yi ) brilliantly combines the big story and the little story. Between intimate story (love and adolescent rivalries) and fresco of a country in full upheaval (Taiwan), this masterpiece traces the disarray of a youth in a magnificent romantic arrangement that evokes the great pictorial compositions and the grandiose epics. to War and Peace . A piece of pure cinema to be admired in its unpublished full version and restored to 4K!
A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (1991 – Colors – 236 mins) unreleased on Blu-ray and DVD – new 4K restoration
.A FILM-WORLD (14 mn) “Edward Yang manages, in a way that is both extraordinarily complex and very readable, to take charge of this multiplicity of themes that the film crosses, while remaining a sensitive and moving work, with a lot of energy. An analysis by Jean-Michel Frodon, critic at Slate.fr and professor at Sciences Po Paris.