Kathleen’s review published on Letterboxd:
But, Grandma, I know so little. Do you know what I want to do when I grow up? I want to tell people things they don't know. Show them stuff they haven't seen. It'll be so much fun. Perhaps one day... I'll find out where you've gone. If I do, can I tell everyone, and bring them to visit you? Grandma, I miss you.
Yi Yi is about life, people at different stages. Childhood’s playfulness, Teenage first loves, Adulthood’s complexity and the fragility of life at the end of it all. Edward Yang managed to craft a film so beautiful and simple. A film that started with a wedding and ended with a funeral, with the youngest talking to the eldest. Isn’t that life? At some stages we just can’t see what others have seen. And we might not understand but we will in time.