"A poetry of verbs. Not of adjectives, of detail—a fiery poetry." Inspired by the emotions in Chagall’s paintings and Modiano’s novels, director Bi Gan traces lost love in his latest film which premiered at Cannes. The film’s main character Luo returns to Kaili, the town he has left years ago, and starts to search for his then lover Wan. With the emotions it evokes and its dreamy mood, and standing somewhere between a romance, a film noir and sci-fi, Long Day’s Journey Into Night employs a 55-minute-long 3D and single take section emphasising that the past might be just an emotion that originates from memories. Elegantly tackling notions of memory, past, and remembrance, Bi Gan’s latest film will stay in your mind especially with its extraordinary images.

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