Yi Yi (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)

Starring: Jonathan Chang & Wu Nienjen Director: Edward Yang
Yi Yi (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Criterion
  • Note: Audio commentary featuring writer-director Edward Yang and Asian-cinema critic Tony Rayns
    • Video interview with Rayns about Yang and the new Taiwan cinema movement
    • U.S. theatrical trailer
    • Original English subtitle translation by Yang and Rayns
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - Mandarin
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by
Edited by
Music by
Screenwriting by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Cannes 2000 - Best Director: Edward Yang

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/04/2000
"...[A] lovely, absorbing film....The work of a master in full command of the resources of his art..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/22/2000
Ranked #4 in Entertainment Weekly's "Lisa Schwarzbaum's BEST MOVIES OF 2000" -- "[Chang is] natural and delightful....Profound..."
Rolling Stone - 10/26/2000
"...A marvel of delicacy and humor..."
Total Film - 05/01/2001
"...It's a well-acted, masterfully structured film and Yang's compassion for his characters fills every gracefully photographed frame..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2001
"...[A] wonderful film....In a film of superb ensemble work, Wu Nianzhen's performance as NJ is a standout..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/01/2000
"...A wise and gentle comedy of manners....YI YI investigates the entire melody of life....It's a delicate film, but a strong one, graced with the ability to see life whole..."
USA Today - 05/18/2001
"...[A] three-hour jewel from Taiwan about a family in crisis....A must-see..."
Premiere - 09/01/2006
4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] breathtaking film....Director Edward Yang eschews histrionics and melodrama to capture a far more affecting truth."

Plot Keywords:

Children | Family Life | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 6, 2000 (NY Film Forum).
  • YI YI premiered at the New York Film Festival in September 2000.
  • John Anderson, Gene Seymour, and Jan Stuart of Newsday, Matt Zoller Seitz and Godfrey Cheshire of the New York Press, The Second Annual Village Voice Film Critics' Poll, Stephen Holden and A.O. Scott of the New York Times, Andrew Sarris of The New York Observer, Newsweek, Film Comment, and Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly, all named YI YI (A ONE AND A TWO) one of the top 10 films of 2000.
  • Time Out New York's Stephen Garrett voted YI YI number one out of the top 10 films of 2000.
  • The National Society of Film Critics named YI YI Best Picture.
  • The Chicago Film Critics Association nominated YI YI for Best Foreign Language Film.
  • The Second Annual Village Voice Film Critics' Poll named Edward Yang Best Director and awarded him Best Screenplay.
  • YI YI (A ONE AND A TWO) finished second in both the Best Picture and Best Foreign Film categories of the Boston Society of Film Critics 2000 Awards.
  • The Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle awarded YI YI (A ONE AND A TWO) Best Foreign Film.
  • YI YI (A ONE AND A TWO) won the Prix Moussinac (best foreign film released in Gaul) from the French Union of Film Critics.

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