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Yi Yi (Criterion Collection) (2000)

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NOTE: This commentary is only on the July 2006 Criterion Collection DVD. The original Fox Lorber "Yi Yi" DVD has a different commentary track.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/director Edward Yang and Asian cinema critic Tony Rayns Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on July 27th, 2006:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Yang states simply that the film is about everyday life across multiple generations of a family. Rayns is on hand to ask Yang many perceptive questions about the movie and keeps the commentary going. Yang talks at length about Taiwanese culture and customs which is particularly illuminating if you’re not familiar with this facet of cinema. The director also touches upon his casting choices – why he cast a certain actor and who they are. Yang is very well-spoken, delivering an informative track with the help of Rayns.