Clearly director Edward Yang is following in the footsteps of the Italian neorealists, but just like with A Brighter Summer Day, it’s very difficult to really understand what is going on. There is zero exposition to help orient you. I didn’t find it boring per say, but I really can’t recommend this movie.
It’s still midterm season. Despite being 4 hours long, it holds up well. It’s about the children of the people who fled mainland China with the Nationalists to Taiwan. The parents are uncertain of their future and the kids are trapped in limbo between gangs and school.