its 3 hours of bathing in the feeling you got when you at the final game of the season with the sports team you were on when you were a little foo.and i really liked it because feeling that but in an exterior way, makes you emotionally appreciate what you can usually can only intellectually appreciate.so sentimental and so romantic..only reason to stay alive..aka your life IS as romantic as you sometimes think it is
There's a lot going on behind the scenes of this slow-moving drama: a weighty weariness, a cultural unease in the capitalist city. The characters are almost never together, and even when they are, they're separated by walls, glass, by an unspoken existential barrier. Only the eyes of a child can pierce the veil.
This is a true intimate epic that paints a vivid portrait of everyday people and their feelings and regrets. This is also one of the best kid performances in a film, supplying the audience with comic relief that isn't annoying and being a voice of reason in an unreasonable world.
There is just this piercing sense that we are encountering the post-global family, the new organic regime, and that we are dealing w/ the key cinematic work of millennial transition. This is just superlative art, but it is born of humility, and the expression is understated. Formally, every move is precise. Yang is master of the frame, wizard of tempo. Yi Yi: a rapturous account of the human phenomenon in the field.
Through the eyes of little Yang Yang who silently observes his family, and discovers the world around him, Edward Yang also depicts a society in mutation, the battle of the sexes, or rather the wide gap between them, and shares with us how a young boy discovers something which will become his passion and his work. Masterpiece.
yi yi is one of the first intense encounter i've had with movie, i watched this in 2009, movie back then for me.. was one of the most reachable art forms... and in this case this movie successfully express the deepest part of my soul in such a tangible expression that no other forms could reach..