09 20 Oct '24
A1aada4a 4d02 4481 b4b3 5ca2dc95b777

Edward Yang

A Brighter Summer Day (牯嶺街少年殺人事件)

Edition 1995
237' - 1991 - Crime, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Mandarin, English
Director: Edward Yang Composer: Hongda Zhang With: Chang Chen, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang
Based on Yang's adolescent memories, this elaborate, stylized and sensitive portrait of 1960 Taiwan evolves around a talented but self-centered student who refuses to compromise his moral standards with anyone - teachers, pals, parents or girlfriends. Yang observes the growing impact of American culture on local traditions and life under military dictatorship. The strict school discipline disintegrates once students leave their over crowded classes. They roam the streets and try to define their identity as they cope with macho inclinations, first romances, dreams of glory, pledges of friendship and the injustice of laws applied differently to the rich and to the poor.

Image gallery

A1aada4a 4d02 4481 b4b3 5ca2dc95b777
2f4ae508 5e9d 4ad7 a100 b9df7b8e8479

Credits

Director

Edward Yang

Composer

Hongda Zhang

With

Chang Chen, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang

Scenario

Hung Hung, Ming-tang Lai, Alex Yang, Edward Yang

Director of Photography

Hui-Kung Chang, Long-yu Li

Editor

Chen Bowen

Producer

Wei-yen Yu

More information

Dialogue

Mandarin, English

Countries of production

Taiwan

Year

1991

Filmography

Edward Yang
In Our Time (1982), That Day, on the Beach (1983), Taipei Story (1985), The Terrorizers (1986), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), Likely Consequence (1992), A Confucian Confusion (1994), Mahjong (1996), Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000), The Wind (short, 2007)

Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?