• Elliott

    ★★★★★

    Though much praise is directed towards filmmakers who can transform film into an “active” experience, it’s perhaps even harder to turn the medium into an engagingly “passive” one-- and that’s precisely what Edward Yang does in Yi Yi. Shots through windows and doorways, subtle yet potent performances and an emotionally resonant, observational screenplay concoct a unique feeling of simply eavesdropping on someone’s flawed, eventful, meaningful existence. There’s a lot going on thematically within the three hours, a lot of narrative…

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