One of the most staggering cinematic experiences of recent years was seeing Bi Gan’s transportive, dreamlike odyssey Long Day’s into Night at the New York Film Festival last fall. Now set for an April release via Kino Lorber, the 3D film—which concludes with an astounding hour-long single take through multiple towns and above—follows a detective’s journey to track down a mysterious woman. Ahead of the release, the U.S. trailer for the director’s Kaili Blues follow-up has now arrived.
Giovanni Marchini Camia said in his review from Cannes, “Journey‘s opening half, steeped in a ravishing neo-noir aesthetic, owes a big debt to Wong Kar-wai, especially In the Mood For Love, aiming for a similarly heady atmosphere of romance, nostalgia, and regret.”
See the trailer below for the film starring Tang Wei, Huang Jue, and Sylvia Chang.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night opens on April 12.