Zane’s review published on Letterboxd:
Here it is, my 1000th film on Letterboxd. I knew that my 1000th film had to be something special, preferably an ensemble drama since I always love those. After a while, I stumbled upon Yi Yi in my watchlist and I knew it had to be the one. I definitely made the right call. The film touched upon some of my favorite and most resonant themes, like the beauty of the world and the glorious wonder that encapsulates childhood. So much pathos, nuance, and quietly beautiful scenes. This is why I watch movies man, and I hope to return to Yi Yi's stunning depths in the near future.