Episode 63 – Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018)

Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the 2018 film by Chinese director Bi Gan, is indescribable. Can we leave it at that? [Editor: No.] Ok, well…the movie is a visually arresting, moody, evocative, quietly exhilarating, poetic-but-not-surreal dreamscape in which a man searches for his long-lost lover through rubble, rain, and ruin. It’s what happens when time collapses into the life of one lit sparkler. And its climax is an hour-long continuous shot!!

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