BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Edward Yang, 1991)

Prior to his celebrated Yi yi (2000), Taiwan’s Edward Yang made Guling jie shaonian sha ren shijian, which suggests a cross between Hou Hsiao-hsien’s cinema and West Side Story. Rival gangs of youth, fighting over turf in the early sixties, represent those who already lived in Taiwan and those who fled there from the mainland […]