Yang guang can lan de ri zi (1994) [Upgrade] AKA In the Heat of the Sun


Beijing, the Seventies. Now that the Cultural Revolution has driven most adults to the provinces, 14-year old Monkey and his pals have free reign over the city. They hang around, get up to no good and discover that unsolvable mystery more commonly referred to as ‘girls’.

Director: Jiang Wen. AKA In the Heat of the Sun 
Stars: Xia Yu, Han Dong, Jiang Wen, Ning Jing, Siqin Gaowa, Wang Xue-Qi, Fang Hua, Feng Xiao-Gang, Wang Shuo, Gao Bao-Cheng, Geng Le, Liu Xiao-Ning, Shang Nan, Sun Jing, Liu Bin, Dai Shao-Bo, Zhang Wei, Yang Tong-Lin.

1994 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion. 陽光燦爛的日子


Note: Alright guys, here’s the much-awaited upgrade of this beautiful film by Jiang Wen, this rip comes from the digital restoration done in 2013 from a 35mm print located at L’lmmagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy, it’s presented in HD in it’s original 1.85:1 AR and it runs 140 minutes, this is believed to be the most complete version up to date. Unfortunately the copy suffers of some ghosting effects which you can mostly notice when there’s camera movements, the original file already had this problem, probably someone screwed it up during the digitization process or something, nonetheless it still looks pretty good. Enjoy y’all!!

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  1. Jonathan Shapiro
    April 9, 2020

    You are doing the lord’s work, Jon

  2. spepp
    April 16, 2020

    Holy shit, I’m so happy right now. This is beautiful. Saw this movie years ago from a VCD source and it became one of my all time favorite. I waited so much for the day I’d see it in a better resolution. Thank you so much.

  3. Joshua Dysart
    April 19, 2021

    What a gift, thanks for posting!

  4. Samuel de Botton
    July 2, 2022

    I absolutely love this film – thank you so so so much 🙂

  5. Darin
    December 3, 2023

    Thank you so much Jon!!!

  6. Claude
    May 18, 2024

    Rip is beautiful but these subtitles are not a particularly artful translation. Are these the official subs? If so, it’s very disappointing.

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