Yi Yi

Selected by the Directors Branch.

Selected by the Directors Branch. 
Writer-director Edward Yang’s nearly three-hour comedy-drama earned the filmmaker the Best Director Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Focusing on three generations of one family during a hot Taipei summer, Yi-Yi tells an intimate yet expansive story that finds room to explore a variety of characters, from the father who questions his life after encountering a lost love to the young boy who chooses to photograph the backs of people’s heads. The final feature from the master filmmaker, it is widely considered one of the great films of the new century. 

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Edward Yang. WITH: Nianzhen Wu, Elaine Jin, Kelly Lee, Jonathan Chang. 2000. 173 min. Taiwan/Japan. Color. Mandarin. 35mm. Collection print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Donors to the Academy Museum’s fund in support of Asian and AAPI programming include Esther S. M. Chui-Chao, East West Bank, Julia and Ken Gouw, and Dr. Peter Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia Groups Holdings Limited.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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