LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT in 3/D at Miami Beach Cinematheque

Fri Apr 26, 2019 - Thu May 9, 2019

As proven by his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, Bi Gan is preoccupied with film’s potential to both materialize mental space and convey physical sensation. His cinematic ambitions are further crystallized, to say the least, in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, a noir-tinged film about a solitary man (Jue Huang) haunted by loss and regret, told in two parts: the first an achronological mosaic, the second a nocturnal dream. Again centering around his native province of Guizhou in southwest China, the director has created a film like nothing you’ve seen before. Co-starring Chinese superstars Sylvia Chang and Wei Tang, the film features an hour-long, gravity-defying 3D sequence shot, which plunges its protagonist—and us—through a labyrinthine cityscape. – New York Film Festival

(In Mandarin with English subtitles)

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard
Official Selection: Toronto and New York Film Festivals

FRI, APR 26, 9p:
THE LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
In 3/D
Directed by BI GAN/China/2019/2hr, 20mins.
With Wei Tang, Jue Huang, Sylvia Chang, Hong Chi-Lee

“SWOONINGLY BEAUTIFUL…with a staggering 59-minute 3/D tracking shot that must be seen to be believed”-Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Staggering. A remarkable new kind of filmmaking experience.”

–Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“It’s impossible to describe… and even more impossible to forget.”

–Emily Yoshida, Vulture

“A FLAT-OUT MASTERPIECE. If Bi Gan’s goal was to reinvent the language of film, he might have done achieved that goal.”– Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

“LIKE NOTHING YOU’VE SEEN BEFORE. Like many great filmmakers—from Alain Resnais and Andrei Tarkovsky to David Lynch and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, all of whom he recalls to varying degrees—Bi [Gan] seems to believe that new realms of cinema are possible in making the immaterial material.”– Dennis Lim, Film Comment

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