USC Business/Cinematic Arts '17.
Americana redefined. This is why the new wave of Asian-American films is so essential, because we are finally moving past obvious racist melodrama to poke at the core of how immigration evolves family. How an immigrant family can split generations, confuse cultures, and yet harmonize in a way that was once thought impossible.
This film is singlehandedly saving 2020 for me. My favorite of the year (and of this decade so far, heh). Watched via Middleburg Film Festival (rental). Wish so badly I could've seen this on the big screen...
This has been on my watchlist since I fell head over heels for Yi Yi, but the 4-hour runtime kept me from getting into it. I was looking for an excuse to stay off social media yesterday and this was perhaps the most powerful sedative to turn to. I ended up watching this in 1-hour chunks over a 6-hour period, while taking a few breaks here and there to talk to my parents about their experiences growing up in Taiwan.…