Long Day's Journey Into Night
Directed by Bi Gan
Long Day's Journey Into Night
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.
“Staggering. A remarkable new kind of filmmaking experience.”
“It’s impossible to describe… and even more impossible to forget."
“A flat-out masterpiece. If Bi Gan’s goal was to reinvent the language of film, he might have done achieved that goal.”
“Mesmerizing. An immersive, jaw-dropping plunge into melancholy and movie magic.”
“Swooningly beautiful... with a staggering 55-minute 3-D tracking shot that must be seen to be believed.”
"Like nothing you've seen before. 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."
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
|Walker Art Center||Minneapolis||MN||1556856000May 3 - May 11, 2019|
|Vancouver International Film Centre||Vancouver||BC||1556251200April 26 - May 2, 2019|
|Center For Contemporary Arts||Santa Fe||NM||1556251200April 26 - May 2, 2019|
|TIFF Bell Lightbox||Toronto||ON||1555646400April 19 - April 25, 2019|
|Cornell Cinema||Ithaca||NY||1555560000April 18 - April 21, 2019|
|Wexner Center for the Arts||Columbus||OH||1555560000April 18 - April 19, 2019|
|Film Society of Lincoln Center||New York||NY||1555041600April 12 - April 18, 2019|
|Metrograph||New York||NY||1555041600April 12 - April 18, 2019|
|SIFF Cinema Uptown||Seattle||WA||1555041600April 12 - April 18, 2019|
|Sun-Ray Cinema||Jacksonville||FL||1553745600March 28 - March 31, 2019|
|Portland International Film Festival||Portland||OR||1552194000March 10 - March 15, 2019|
|New York Film Festival||New York||NY||1538452800October 2 - October 4, 2018|
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