Yi Yi (A One And A Two)

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(out of 5)


Edward Yang’s film is a subtly textured and perfectly designed cross-section of a Taipei family.  The main characters in the film are having to deal with their aging matriarch going into a coma; from there they spin off into their own worlds, full of their personal joys and sorrows. Sounds pretty corny in description, but in watching the film you are overcome with the brilliant reality of it all thanks mostly to Yang’s playing up the more touching aspects of events and not their sentimentality.  Running just under three hours, the film is huge and every minute of it counts; it’s not be missed.


Taiwan/Japan2000

Directed by

Screenplay by Edward Yang

Cinematography by

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 2000, TIFF 2000

The Criterion Collection


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New York Film Critics Award
Best Foreign Language Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Award
Best Foreign Film (Edward Yang)

National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Film

Nomination
Best Director (Edward Yang)

Cannes Film Festival Award
Best Director (Edward Yang)

European Film Award Nomination
Screen International Award

Cesar Award Nomination
Best Foreign Film

Boston Film Critics Award Nominations
Best Film
Best Director (Edward Yang)
Best Foreign Language Film

Chicago Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film


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