Our Time, Our Story
A Brighter Summer Day • 1h 53m
This 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.
Up Next in A Brighter Summer Day
The following is a recording of a play cowritten and directed by Edward Yang, a satire that showcases Yang’s talent for working with young actors and his penchant for pointed social critique. The performance took place in Taipei in 1992.
Chen Chang on A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY
Taiwanese actor Chen Chang was only a teenager when he got the lead role in A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY. He would go on to become a major star, appearing in such films as HAPPY TOGETHER; CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON; and THE GRANDMASTER. In this 2014 interview, Chang discusses his breakthrough debut.