Long Day's Journey Into Night

Nominee
Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival
It's impossible to describe... and even more impossible to forget.

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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Bi Gan follows up his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, with this noir-tinged fever dream about a lost soul (Jue Huang) on a quest to find a missing woman from his past (Wei Tang, Lust, Caution). Following leads across Guizhou province, he crosses paths with a series of characters, among them a prickly hairdresser played by Taiwanese superstar Sylvia Chang. When the search leads him to a dingy movie theater, the film launches into a hour-long, gravity-defying sequence shot that plunges its protagonist into a labyrinthine cityscape and leaves the viewer breathless.

3D presentation.

“Critic’s Pick! Intoxicating. Feels like dreaming with your eyes open.” – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

"A flat-out masterpiece." - Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

"Staggering. A remarkable new kind of filmmaking experience." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"Mesmerizing. An immersive, jaw-dropping plunge into melancholy and movie magic." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

Genre
Drama, Mystery
Runtime
140
Language
Mandarin
Director
Bi Gan
Writer(s)
Bi Gan
Cast
Wei Tang , Jue Huang , Sylvia Chang , Hong-Chi Lee , Yongzhong Chen
Awards:
Nominee, Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Glenn Kenny, New York Times

Midnight movies are no longer the attraction they were back in the late ’70s and early ’80s. This sometimes seems like a shame. “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” the second feature by the Chinese director Bi Gan (whose 2016 debut “Kaili Blues” made an impression in art houses the world over), would ...

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