A Brighter Summer Day


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A Brighter Summer Day

  1. Friday, March 10, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film A Brighter Summer Day


Among the most praised titles in all contemporary film, Edward Yang’s singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema is finally released in the U.S. Set in the early 1960s in Taiwan, the film is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, it centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager from innocence to juvenile delinquency and is set against a simmering backdrop of restless youth, rock ‘n’ roll, and political turmoil. In Mandarin, Min Nan, and Shanghainese with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)

4K digital restoration by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.