Sculpting in time and space, Long Day's Journey Into Night is a technical marvel as well as a dreamlike, neon-bathed noir, confirming Bi Gan as one of cinema’s most exciting young luminaries.
Oozing atmosphere with its noirish neon glow, the film chronicles the return of Luo Hongwu (Huang Jue) to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled many years before. Back for his father's funeral, Luo recalls the death of an old friend, Wild Cat, and searches for lost love Wan Qiwen (Tang Wei), who continues to haunt him. (TIFF)
Long Day's Journey Into Night is his second feature film after Kaili Blues, a prizewinner in 2015 in Locarno. The film was selected at Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.