LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

Cinema Showcase Hosted by Cat Kim
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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Wed, Jul 10 7:30 PM

Description

Cinema Showcase Hosted by Cat Kim
 
LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Di Qiu Zui Hou De Ye Wan)


Wednesday, July 10th at 7:30 PM
$7 Members | $12 Public

The Sky Room Cafe will be closing at 5 PM the evening of this event.
 
Long Day's Journey Into Night is a mesmerizing and mysterious neo-noir about a solitary man haunted by loss and regret, told in two parts: the first an achronological detective story, the second a nocturnal dream bordering on hallucination. Again centering on his native province of Guizhou in southwest China, the director has created a film like nothing you've seen before.
 
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 single-take tracking 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. (China, France, 2018, 138 Mins, NR, Mandarin | Dir. Bi Gan)