Bi Gan’s audacious second film culminates in a 59 minute single take shot that takes the audience into a jaw-dropping dream state.
Travelling back to his hometown for his father’s funeral, Luo finds himself searching for a lost love. The search takes him into a watery underworld that plays in a single take that has the elegance of ballet and the filmmaking ingeniousness of a Rube Goldberg device.
Calling to mind Mulholland Drive and Uncle Boonmee, this is an enchanting head-trip that puts lost time in a blender and asks the viewer to unknit its dream logic. Once seen, it’s unlikely forgotten.
Long Day's Journey Into Night is being screened in 2D.
3D screenings take place Wednesday 19 February at Aldgate, Oxford and Wimbledon as part of Curzon's Voyager programme: