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Long Day’s Journey Into Night Unclassified 18+
Di Qiu Zui Hou De Ye Wan

Director: Bi Gan Country: China France (2018)
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Genre: Drama Themes: Auteur Cinephile Head Trip
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After the otherworldly allure of MIFF 2016’s Kaili Blues, poet turned filmmaker Bi Gan returns with another entrancing visit to China’s Guizhou province – as constructed around an astonishing 55-minute single take in mesmerising 3D.

Heading home to Kaili after more than a decade away, Luo Hongwu is desperate to find Wan Qiwen, the woman he loved, lost and hasn’t been able to get out of his head ever since. But just like their short-but-sweet romance, his memories prove fragmented, coloured by emotion and haunted by what could’ve been.

Embracing the immersive possibilities of cinema like few contemporary arthouse filmmakers, 29-year-old Bi Gan plunges viewers into a textured tapestry of yearning and searching that strikingly transitions from 2D to 3D – the film won Best Cinematography award at the Golden Horse Film Festival, and it’s not hard to see why. While the writer/director luxuriates in style as much as story, his sensual images and resonant narrative recall “a melancholy, noirish dream in the key of early Wong Kar-wai” (LA Times). Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a remarkable cinematic achievement that demands to be seen on the big screen.

“The mesmerising, mysterious film, an indisputably great one ... is a game-changer of the highest order.” – The Playlist


In a treat for MIFF audiences, we’ve partnered with Supernormal to bring you an exclusive food-and-film experience on Tuesday 13 August. For just $150, you’ll enjoy a bespoke five-course banquet menu (with drinks) designed by Supernormal, taking inspiration from the film – which will screen following the meal. Price includes the meal and the film screening.

Film-only tickets are also available for the 13 August screening at standard ticket prices. 

Tickets

6101
Sat 03 Aug 1:30 pm [6101]
Hoyts 3 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
6661
Tue 13 Aug 9:00 pm [6661]
Hoyts 3 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Director
Bi Gan
Producers
Charles Gillibert, Guanren Zhang, Shan Zuolong, Xiaonan Li
Screenwriter
Bi Gan
Cinematographer
David Chizallet, Jingsong Dong, Yao Hung-I
Editor
Qin Yanan
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Wild Bunch

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