Edward Yang’s Taipei Stories

March 1–April 20, 2024

Replete with new restorations, Edward Yang’s Taipei Stories offers the opportunity to see all seven of the director’s brilliantly constructed, emotionally resonant films—cornerstones of the Taiwanese New Wave with enduring universal appeal.

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  • Yi Yi

  • A Confucian Confusion

  • A Brighter Summer Day

  • That Day, on the Beach

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Upcoming Films

  • That Day, on the Beach

    Edward Yang
    Taiwan, 1983

    New Digital Restoration

    Friday, March 1 7 PM
    Introduced by Weihong Bao

    Two successful career women meet by chance and flash back to their pasts and paths—and those of Taiwan in the 1980s—in Edward Yang’s first feature, which also marked the debut of legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Sylvia Chang stars.

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  • Taipei Story

    Edward Yang
    Taiwan, 1985
    Sunday, March 3 5:30 PM
    Introduced by Andrew F. Jones

    Pop star Tsai Chin and director Hou Hsiao-hsien star in Edward Yang’s breakthrough work, a treatise on loves gone wrong, urban alienation, and sorrow within the bright lights of a mid-1980s Taipei caught between past and present.

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  • Terrorizers

    Edward Yang
    Taiwan, 1986

    New Digital Restoration

    Friday, March 8 7 PM
    Introduced by Andrew F. Jones

    Three groups of characters—a photographer, a hoodlum, and a doctor and his wife—are united by a prank phone call in Edward Yang’s self-reflexive look at human relationships and their emotional violence. “Yang’s ultimate statement on the isolation of modern living” (Film at Lincoln Center).

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  • A Brighter Summer Day

    Edward Yang
    Taiwan, 1991
    Saturday, March 23 6 PM

    Gangsters, musicians, lovers, and street punks populate the gorgeous frames of Edward Yang’s portrait of coming of age—or trying to—in the politically charged Taiwan of the 1960s. Yang’s—and Taiwanese cinema’s—version of such epoch-defining films as The Godfather or 1900.

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  • A Confucian Confusion

    Edward Yang
    Taiwan, 1994

    New Digital Restoration

    Wednesday, March 27 7 PM

    A gaggle of Taipei yuppies chase cash value over Confucian values (unless those too can be monetized) in Edward Yang’s biting, ironic satire of the Taiwanese nouveau riche. A fascinating snapshot of Taiwan’s mid-1990s economic boom and a still timely takedown of the success obsessed.

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  • Mahjong

    Edward Yang
    Taiwan, 1996

    New Digital Restoration

    Saturday, April 6 4 PM
    Introduced by Weihong Bao

    An assortment of half-assed young tough guys, British carpetbaggers, and mob enforcers flitter about a Taipei nightspot in Edward Yang’s almost screwball takedown of the blinding hunt for modern riches. “A jaundiced love letter to late ’90s Taipei” (Film at Lincoln Center).

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  • Yi Yi

    Edward Yang
    Taiwan, 2000

    35mm Archival Print

    Saturday, April 20 7 PM
    Introduced by Daniel O'Neill

    A wedding and a wake bookend Edward Yang’s look at a year in the life of one multigenerational middle-class family in Taipei. “The work of a master in full command of the resources of his art” (New York Times). Released in 2000, it was still named to many Best Films of the 2000s lists.

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