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AAAFF Presents: Long Day’s Journey Into Night
November 12 @ 7:40 PM - 10:00 PM$16.24
China | Drama/Mystery | 138 min | Mandarin
SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING!!
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 (Huang Jue) 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, especially in the second half’s hour-long, gravity-defying 3D sequence shot, which plunges its protagonist—and us—through a labyrinthine cityscape.
2018 Cannes Film Festival – Official Selection, Un Certain Regard
2018 Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection, Wavelengths
2018 New York Film Festival – Official Selection
2018 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival – Opening Film
View Clip: https://youtu.be/zxoZSt2iSMk