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

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

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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.

Reviews

“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."



Awards

  • 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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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Walker Art Center Minneapolis 1556856000May 3 - May 11, 2019
Vancouver International Film Centre Vancouver 1556251200April 26 - May 2, 2019
Center For Contemporary Arts Santa Fe 1556251200April 26 - May 2, 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
Film Society of Lincoln Center New York 1555041600April 12 - April 18, 2019
Metrograph New York 1555041600April 12 - April 18, 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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