Long Day's Journey Into Night
Di qiu zui hou de ye wan
THE SCREENINGS OF THIS FILM HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. THEY WILL BE SUBSTITUTED WITH ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS OF The Great Buddha +.
Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled 12 years earlier. As memories of an enigmatic and beautiful woman resurface — a woman he loved and has never been able to forget — Luo Hongwu begins his search for her. Past and present, reality and dream interweave in Bi Gan’s stunningly beautiful and highly innovative film noir, which is told in two parts. The first is an achronological mosaic, and the second — a 55-minute single take — is a jaw-dropping nocturnal dream that plunges both protagonist and audience through a labyrinthine cityscape. IndieWire writes: “The unexpected love child of Wong Kar-wai and Andrei Tarkovsky, ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night” transforms from a lush, slow-burn pastiche to an audacious filmmaking gamble while maintaining the pictorial sophistication of its earlier section. It’s both languorous and eye-popping at once.”