Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan)

2018 | China, France | NR | 130 min.


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Film Info
Release Year:2018
Runtime:130 min.
Production Country:China
Original Language:Mandarin
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gan Bi
Produced by:Zuolong Shan
Screenwriter:Gan Bi
Cinematography:Hung-i Yao
Jingsong Dong
David Chizallet
Editing By:Yanan Qin
Cast:Wei Tang
Jue Huang
Sylvia Chang
Hong-Chi Lee


No, this has nothing to do with the Eugene O'Neill play. In fact this audacious and mesmerizing neo-noir couldn't be any further from a stodgy four act play. China's biggest arthouse hit of all time centers on Luo, a man haunted by a long-lost love and a murdered childhood pal, who returns home to seek the woman who got away while also looking into the mystery of his friend's death. But the film truly defies any easy description, because once Luo enters a movie theater and cues you to also put on your 3D glasses, all bets are off—and so begins an impossibly gorgeous, 59-minute long, one take shot that is by all accounts a simply staggering cinematic achievement. With the haunting romantic longing of Wong Kar-wai and the surreal dreamscapes of Andrei Tarkovsky, no cinephile should miss the rare chance to experience this mind-blowing work of movie magic. This film is presented in 3D.