-MOVIE OF THE WEEK- A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Edward Yang's magnum opus, A Brighter Summer Day, just like any other great piece of art is more just about one thing. As much it is about the ever changing politics of Taiwan and the sense of the loss of culture due to the influence of the west, it is also about the lives of the teens, the parents and the uncertainty of each character's future. It depicts life in the most humane way possible. Just like the characters that inhibit the world, we are transported to their lives and along with them question everything that is thrown to us. As soon the credits roll, it is almost as if you woke up a dream where you lived a different life. For a moment, you were someone else.