Long Day's Journey Into Night

Di qiu zui hou de ye wan

Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 9:15pm
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8:30pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

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.”

2018
140 min.
Mandarin

Directed by

Gan Bi

Country

China

Film Category

Asian Focus Chinese Spotlight International Spotlight

Subject

Romance

Genre

Drama Thriller