A brighter summer day.

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Yang, Dechang, 1947-2007, screenwriter,
Zhan, Hongzhi, film producer.
Yu, Weiyan, film producer.
Hong, Hong, 1964- screenwriter.
Yang, Shunqing, 1965- screenwriter.
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
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Physical Desc
3 videodiscs (236 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded-out insert.
9781681431222, 168143122X


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (features film critic Tony Rayns); Chang Chen (new interview where the actor discusees his breakthrough debut). Disc 2: Commentary (features film critic Tony Rayns); Likely consequence (recording of a play cowritten and directed by Edward Yang in Taipei in 1992). Disc 3: Bai ge ji hua = Our time, our story (117 min. 2002 documentary by Hsiao Chu-chen looks at the groundbreaking New Taiwan Cinema movement of the 1980s and '90s, and features interviews with filmmakers Hou Hsiao-hsien, Sylvia Chang, and Tsai Ming-liang, among others). Insert features an essay by critic Godfrey Cheshire and a 1991 director's statement by Yang.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, Zhang Huigong, Li Longyu; editor, Chen Bowen; musical director, Zhan Hongda.
Yang Jingyi, Zhang Zhen, Zhang Guozhu, Jin Yanling, Wang Juan, Zhang Han, Ke Yulun, Wang Baisen.
Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, it is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager.
System Details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
In Mandarin and Taiwanese, with optional subtitles in English.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Yang, D., Zhan, H., Yu, W., Hong, H., Yang, S., Lai, M., Yang, L., Zhang, Z., Zhang, G., Jin, Y., Wang, J., Zhang, H., Ke, Y., Wang, B., Zhang, H., Li, L., Chen, B., Rayns, T., Xiao, J., Hou, X., Zhang, A., Cai, M., & Cheshire, G. (2016). A brighter summer day . The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dechang Yang et al.. 2016. A Brighter Summer Day. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dechang Yang et al.. A Brighter Summer Day [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Yang, Dechang, et al. A Brighter Summer Day The Criterion Collection, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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