Directed by Edward Yang
With Chang Chen, Lisa Yang, Chang Kuo-Chu, Elaine Jin
Not Rated, 237 minutes, DCP
Mandarin and Taiwanese with English subtitles
Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang is finally available for U.S. audiences. Set in the early '60s in Taiwan, A Brighter Summer Day is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager (Chen Chang, in his first role) from innocence to juvenile delinquency, and is set against a simmering backdrop of restless youth, rock and roll, and political turmoil.Free for Notre Dame students.Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.