The extraordinary, internationally embraced Yi Yi (A One and a Two . . .), directed by the late Taiwanese master Edward Yang, follows a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of one year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral. Whether chronicling middle-age father NJ’s tentative flirtations with an old flame or precocious young son Yang-Yang’s attempts at capturing reality with his beloved camera, the filmmaker deftly imbues every gorgeous frame with a compassionate clarity. Warm, sprawling, and dazzling, this intimate epic is one of the undisputed masterworks of the new century.
Festivals And Awards
Edward YANG was born in 1947, in Shanghai, China and passed away prematurely in 2007. Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation and along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave cinema, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs.
Best Director – Cannes 2000. Netpac Award – Karlovy Vary IFF 2000. Grand Prix – Fribourg IFF 2001. Panorama Jury Prize – Sarajevo FF 2000. Winner - China Film Media Awards 2001.