A Brighter Summer Day
牯嶺街少年殺人事件 | 1991 | Taiwan | Dir. Edward Yang | 237 min | 4K restoration
The 3rd London East Asia Film Festival presents the 4K restoration of Director Edward Yang's A Brighter Summer Day as a part of the strand, Cinematic Journey Through Taiwan.
Based on a true story, the film depicts a conflict between two rival youth gangs in Taiwan in the early sixties. It shows how the innocence of children can be brutally taken away and replaced by misconduct, whilst trying by all means to remain a child.
Text source and photocredit: London East Asia Film Festival LEAFF