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Friday, November 1

Film Screening: Yi Yi
with Dr. Christopher Lupke, University of Alberta
1:00 pm
3911 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Yi Yi (一 一) is a 2000 Taiwanese film written and directed by Edward Yang. The film's theme centers around the emotional struggles of an engineer named NJ and three generations of his middle-class Taiwanese family in Taipei.
The title in Chinese means "one by one" (meaning "one after another"). When written in vertical alignment, the two strokes resemble the character for "two": (二). Yi Yi premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where Yang won the Best Director Award. It is now generally regarded as one of the major films of the 21st century.
- Q and A with film scholar Chris Lupke.