Long Day's Journey Into Night

Directed by Bi Gan

Year: 2019
Running Time: 140
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Country: China, France
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Wei Tang
Jue Huang
Sylvia Chang
Hong-Chi Lee
Yongzhong Chen

Directed by Bi Gan

Bi Gan follows up his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, with this noir-tinged stunner 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 colorful 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 an hour-long, gravity-defying 3D sequence shot that plunges its protagonist—and us—into a labyrinthine cityscape. China's biggest arthouse hit of all time, the film took in more than $40 million dollars in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.


“Critic’s Pick! Intoxicating. Feels like dreaming with your eyes open.”

“Swooningly beautiful... with a staggering 59-minute 3-D tracking shot that must be seen to be believed.”

"Chinese box office phenomenon Long Day's Journey Into Night is a mesmerizing hallucination of a film... recalls Tarkovsky, Malick and Wong Kar-wai."

A flat-out masterpiece. If Bi Gan’s goal was to reinvent the language of film, he might have achieved that goal.”

“Imaginatively spellbinding. An all-enveloping experience that genuinely approaches the condition of hallucination.”

“Magical. An honest-to-God, how’d-they-do-that enchantment. Ranks among the great poetic and technical achievements in recent cinema. A full-body swoon of a movie.”

“Mind-blowing. Brims with hallucinatory brilliance. The 3D shot of the century.”

“Gorgeous… mind-boggling. A feat of choreography and visual acuity that’s astonishing to behold.”

"Like many great filmmakers—from Alain Resnais and Andrei Tarkovsky to David Lynch and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, all of whom he recalls to varying degrees—Bi [Gan] seems to believe that new realms of cinema are possible in making the immaterial material."

“It’s impossible to describe… and even more impossible to forget."

“Staggering. A remarkable new kind of filmmaking experience.”

“Mesmerizing... movie magic. This is bold and rare filmmaking.”

“A pièce de résistance of labyrinthine long-take camerawork, choreography, and dream logic."

“A mind-blowing cinematographic journey.”


  • Official Selection: Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival

  • Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival

  • Official Selection: New York Film Festival

  • Winner: Three Golden Horse Awards

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Venue City Date
Flint Institute of Arts Flint 1573794000November 15 - November 17, 2019
County Theater Doylestown 1573707600November 14, 2019
Ambler Theater Ambler 1573016400November 6, 2019
George Eastman House Rochester 1572667200November 2, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston 1568347200September 13 - September 22, 2019
Cinema Moderne Montreal 1567742400September 6 - September 12, 2019
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1567742400September 6 - September 12, 2019
Cinematheque Quebecois Montreal 1567742400September 6 - September 12, 2019
Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center Patchogue 1565236800August 8 - August 22, 2019
Harkins Arizona Mills 25 Tempe 1564718400August 2 - August 8, 2019
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1564286400July 28, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1563595200July 20 - July 21, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse Ashburn Ashburn 1563336000July 17, 2019
Castro Theatre San Francisco 1563076800July 14, 2019
The Broadway Theatre Saskatoon 1562990400July 13 - July 18, 2019
Metrograph New York 1562904000July 12 - July 18, 2019
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington 1562731200July 10, 2019
The Music Hall Portsmouth 1562644800July 9 - July 13, 2019
Roxy Hotel Cinema New York 1562299200July 5 - July 7, 2019
Museum of the Moving Image Astoria 1561867200June 30 - July 14, 2019
Vancouver International Film Centre Vancouver 1561694400June 28 - July 4, 2019
Vermont International Film Festival Burlington 1561608000June 27, 2019
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1561089600June 21 - July 18, 2019
Roxy Hotel Cinema New York 1561089600June 21 - June 23, 2019
Pittsburgh Filmmakers - Regent Square Pittsburgh 1561089600June 21 - June 27, 2019
FilmScene Iowa City 1560657600June 16 - June 18, 2019
Texas Theatre Dallas 1560571200June 15 - June 16, 2019
Cinestudio Hartford 1560484800June 14 - June 20, 2019
Regal Tara Cinemas Atlanta 1560484800June 14 - June 20, 2019
Bear Tooth Theatre Anchorage 1560139200June 10, 2019
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1559880000June 7 - June 13, 2019
Palm Desert 10 Palm Desert 1559880000June 7 - June 13, 2019
Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas New Haven 1559880000June 7 - June 13, 2019
Landmark Kendall Square Cinema Boston 1559880000June 7 - July 11, 2019
Goggleworks Reading 1559880000June 7 - June 13, 2019
Metro Cinema Edmonton 1559448000June 2 - June 5, 2019
Olympia Film Society Olympia 1559448000June 2 - June 13, 2019
Regal Ballantyne Village Charlotte 1559275200May 31 - June 6, 2019
Center For Contemporary Arts Santa Fe 1559275200May 31 - June 6, 2019
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia 1559275200May 31 - June 6, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers Yonkers 1559016000May 28, 2019
Laemmle Fine Arts Los Angeles 1558756800May 25 - May 27, 2019
Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables 1558756800May 25 - May 27, 2019
Arena Cinelounge Los Angeles 1558670400May 24 - May 30, 2019
Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas San Diego 1558670400May 24 - June 6, 2019
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema San Francisco 1558670400May 24 - June 6, 2019
Landmark Mayan Theatre Denver 1558670400May 24 - June 6, 2019
Regal UA High Ridge Albuquerque 1558670400May 24 - June 6, 2019
Circle Cinema Tulsa 1558670400May 24 - May 30, 2019
Regal Downtown West Cinema Knoxville 1558670400May 24 - June 6, 2019
Time & Space Limited Hudson 1558584000May 23 - June 2, 2019
Regal Edwards University Town Center Irvine 1558065600May 17 - May 30, 2019
Landmark California Theatre Berkeley 1556856000May 3 - June 13, 2019
Landmark Ritz Five Philadelphia 1556856000May 3 - May 30, 2019
Metrograph New York 1555041600April 12 - June 6, 2019

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