"Yi Yi (A One and a Two)"
Directed by Edward Yang
Edward Yang's profound and
beautiful film conveys the powerful emotional truths of everyday life as it
depicts the struggles, hopes and dreams of a middle-class family in Taipei.
"...a wonderfully engrossing experience--a lucid, elegant, nuanced,
humorous movie that's never nearly as sentimental as it might have
been...Yang orchestrates a soap opera season's worth of family crises with
virtuoso discretion" (J. Hoberman, The Village Voice). Yang won
Best Director honors at the Cannes Film Festival and Yi Yi was named
Best Film of 2000 by the National Society of Film Critics and Best Foreign
Language Film by the New York Film Critics' Circle. Mandarin with English
subtitles. Taiwan. 173 minutes.