Far and away our most-anticipated film at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival isn’t even premiering in the competition lineup. Bi Gan’s dreamlike odyssey Kaili Blues was one of the best films of 2016, and one of the greatest debuts of this decade thus far, and now the Chinese director is now back with Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which will debut as part of the Un Certain Regard lineup.
Starring Tang Wei (Blackhat, Lust, Caution), Sylvia Chang (Mountains May Depart), Huang Jue (The Final Master), Lee Hong-chi (Thanatos, Drunk), and his Kaili Blues star Chen Yongzhong, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a detective story that follows a man who returns to his hometown to find a mysterious woman whom he spent an unforgettable summer with twelve years earlier.
Check out a batch of stunning new images below, along with the synopsis, and return for our review.
Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled 12 years earlier. As memories of an enigmatic and beautiful woman resurface – a woman he loved and whom he has never been able to forget – Luo Hongwu begins his search for her. Past and present, reality and dream interweave in Bi Gan’s stunningly beautiful and highly innovative film noir.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night will premiere at Cannes. Follow our complete coverage below.