Long Day's Journey into Night

2018 / 138' / China / In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles / Color

Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival

Nominated for 5 Golden Horse Awards including Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography


Gan Bi had the festival circuit buzzing in 2015 with his indie debut Kaili Blues, a B&W road film with a 40-minute long take. For his daring sophomore feature, the emerging auteur goes several steps further with a star cast and a climactic 60-minute take shot in 3D with complex camerawork. Bi stays in the southwestern Chinese county of Kaili for the stunning neo-noir about a lone man who returns to his hometown and searches for a mysterious past love. He wanders around town through fragmented memories of desire and danger, and then drifts into a mesmeric dream where a surreal journey of bold cinematic craftsmanship and abstractly layered storytelling awaits him and the audience. This feature has also won 3 Golden Horse Awards.

DirGan Bi
Cast: Jue Huang、Wei Tang 、Sylvia Chang、Hong Chi Lee
About the director
Gan Bi is a Chinese film director, screenwriter and poet,
born a Miao minority in Kaili, Guizhou Province. His
works are neo-magic realistic. His debut feature film,
Kaili Blues, was made for just over ¥200,000 in his
hometown, released in 2015 and won him the Best New
Film Director at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards, the
FIPRESCI Prize, the Golden Montgolfiere Prize at the
37th Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes, and the
Best First Feature Film Award at the 68th Locarno Film
Festival.