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Program Title: Yi Yi
EASC Code: CY-06
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject:
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Edward Yang
Producer: Shinya Kawai and Naoko Tsukeda
Release Date:
Running Time: 173 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Edward Yang's award-winning masterpiece follows the lives of NJ Jian, his wife, Min-Min, and their two kids who share their Taipei apartment with Min-Min's elderly mother. Now in his mid-forties, NJ is a partner in a computer hardware firm which made big profits last year but which will soon go bankrupt if it doesn't change direction. Things start to go wrong for the Jians on the day that Min-Min's brother A-Di gets married. That's the day that Min-Min's mother suffers a stroke and is rushed to the hospital in a coma from which she may never awaken. It's also the day when NJ bumps inot his childhood sweetheart, a woman (now married to an American) he hasn't seen for twenty years. In the following weeks, the entire family will have to re-evaluate who they are and what their lives have become.
Data Entry Date: 5/16/2005