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JD (Nien-Jen Wu) treats his son Yang Yang (Jonathan Chang) to a McDonald's meal in Edward Yang's

That’s the Thing 2000 Podcast – “Yi Yi”

"Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." Marcus Aurelius

On this week’s 2000 retrospective episode of That’s the Thing, Alex and Nick look at Edward Yang’s highly acclaimed final feature Yi Yi. Plus in their recommendations of the week, Nick picks a rediscovered Iranian classic and Alex dives deeper into Tarkovsky.

Films mentioned

A Brighter Summer Day


Taipei Story

A City of Sadness

The Chess Game of the Wind

The Sacrifice

The New Taiwanese Cinema

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