abdel’s review published on Letterboxd:
On the surface, YI YI is as simple as that; but on the inside, its so much more. It’s happiness and depression. Generosity and greed. Innocence and guilt. Birth and death. Acceptance and rejection. Love and disdain.
Edward Yang has truly made something special here. Humans all go through the same thing. No matter your age, power, status, ethnicity, etc., we are all, more or less, the same—and just like the clouds and trees, no human is denied even a shred of beauty. This is what will bring us together. It won’t be until the very end, when we reflect on our life that we realize…
“Things aren’t really so complicated."