New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Yi YiYi Yi
November 30, 2001 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Taiwan/Japan, 2000, 173 minutes, color, 35mm)
(In Hokkien, Mandarin w/English subtitles and English)

Directed by Edward Yang
Starring Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issey Ogata, Kelly Lee

Set in Taipei, Yi Yi follows the lives of the members of a middle class family as they search for love and meaning in familiar relationships, unexpected crises and everyday events. Yang Yang, an eight-year-old boy, wanders through the various incidents taking photographs, and serving as the alter-ego of the director. The film was named Best Picture last year by the National Society of Film Critics.