LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

NR  |  2 hours 20 minutes • Archived

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Bi Gan follows up his knockout debut with this noir-tinged stunner and Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Award nominee about a lost soul (Jue Huang) on a quest to find a missing woman from his past (Wei Tang). 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 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, and is being heralded by the Los Angeles Times as "swooningly beautiful."

Directed By

Gan Bi

Written By

Gan Bi

Cast

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

Language

Mandarin with English subtitles

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