Film

Yi Yi

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Edward Yang, 2000) Yang’s most complex and inclusive portrait to date of Taiwan’s uneasy urban middle class is a wonderfully engrossing experience—a lucid, elegant, nuanced, humorous melodrama that orchestrates a soap opera season’s worth of family crises with a virtuoso discretion. Yang juggles his subplots with aplomb and declines to crowd his characters—running just under three hours, Yi Yi has the epic intimacy of great television.

Fri., Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2011