Long Day’s Journey Into Night

China's biggest arthouse hit of all time comes to the SNF Parkway on the longest day of the year for a limited number of shows. In it, a man returns to his hometown after a long absence and searches for a woman he has never been able to forget.
June 2019
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Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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Director: Bi Gan

Starring: Wei Tang, Jue Huang, Sylvia Chang, Hong-Chi Lee, and Yongzhong Chen

 

2018, China and France, 140 minutes, Digital 2-D, NR

Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

Distributor: Kino Lorber

Program Notes

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 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.

Official Selection:

Cannes Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam

Critics' Praise

CRITIC’S PICK: “Intoxicating. Feels like dreaming with your eyes open.”
— Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

“Imaginatively spellbinding. An all-enveloping experience that genuinely approaches the condition of hallucination.”
— Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

“It’s impossible to describe… and even more impossible to forget.”
— Emily Yoshida, Vulture

“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.”
— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Staggering. A remarkable new kind of filmmaking experience.”
— Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Mesmerizing… movie magic. This is bold and rare filmmaking.”
— Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter


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