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
Genres: Drama
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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.”

"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.”

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

“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
Pittsburgh Filmmakers - Regent Square Pittsburgh 1561089600June 21 - June 27, 2019
Vancouver International Film Centre Vancouver 1561003200Coming Soon
Time & Space Limited Hudson 1558584000May 23 - June 2, 2019
Center For Contemporary Arts Santa Fe 1557460800Coming Soon
AMC Studio 30 Houston 1557460800May 10 - May 16, 2019
Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema San Francisco 1556856000May 3 - May 9, 2019
Landmark E Street Cinema Washington 1556856000May 3 - May 9, 2019
Landmark Bethesda Row Bethesda 1556856000May 3 - May 9, 2019
Walker Art Center Minneapolis 1556856000May 3 - May 11, 2019
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1556856000May 3 - May 9, 2019
Landmark Ritz Five Philadelphia 1556856000May 3 - May 9, 2019
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City 1556769600May 2 - May 5, 2019
AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 Los Angeles 1556251200April 26 - May 2, 2019
Miami Beach Cinematheque Miami Beach 1556251200April 26 - May 2, 2019
Kew Gardens Cinemas Kew Gardens 1556251200April 26 - May 2, 2019
Malverne Cinema Malverne 1556251200April 26 - May 2, 2019
Regent Theatre - Toronto Toronto 1556251200April 26 - May 2, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Brooklyn 1555732800April 20 - April 21, 2019
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle 1555732800April 20 - April 21, 2019
The Landmark Los Angeles 1555646400April 19 - April 25, 2019
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1555646400April 19 - April 25, 2019
Nitehawk Cinema Brooklyn 1555646400April 19 - April 20, 2019
TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto 1555646400April 19 - April 25, 2019
Cornell Cinema Ithaca 1555560000April 18 - April 21, 2019
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1555560000April 18 - April 19, 2019
Sarasota Film Festival Sarasota 1555041600April 12 - April 14, 2019
Film Society of Lincoln Center New York 1555041600April 12 - April 25, 2019
Metrograph New York 1555041600April 12 - April 25, 2019
SIFF Cinema Uptown Seattle 1555041600April 12 - April 18, 2019
Sun-Ray Cinema Jacksonville 1553745600March 28 - March 31, 2019
Portland International Film Festival Portland 1552194000March 10 - March 15, 2019
New York Film Festival New York 1538452800October 2 - October 4, 2018

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'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 22 2019 at 6:53pm
RT' @FilmLinc': "Chinese director Bi Gan explores nostalgia and obsession in a manner that recalls Tarkovsky, Malick and Wong Kar-wai." -' @Th…'
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'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 21 2019 at 9:10am
RT' @prvctice_': This scene from Long Day's Journey into Night was one of the greatest shots I've ever seen. I can't stop thinking about it.…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 21 2019 at 9:09am
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'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 21 2019 at 9:08am
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