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Genre: Thriller
Programme
Synopsis

Writer-director Bi Gan follows up his auspicious debut, „Kaili Blues” (2015), with this second feature that again takes his hometown of Kaili as its setting, only this go round, specificity of place gives way to the shifting ambiguity of time, dreams and memory. The film’s title has nothing to do with Eugene O’Neill’s play, and everything to do with evoking the languorous slide of consciousness into twilight. Luo Hongwu journeys back to Kaili in search of the lover he lost long ago. As she proves materially elusive, Hongwu retreats into the past, which impinges on the present through fragmentary flashbacks and his own enigmatic reveries delivered in voiceover. This pure cinema rhapsody culminates in a bravura 60-minute single-take shot presented in 3D.

Director
Bi Gan
Filmography
  • Lu bian ye can (Kaili Blues, 2015)
  • Di qiu zui hou de ye wan (Long Day's Journey Into Night, 2018)
Sun, 18.11.2018
8:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 5
030508
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 030508
Tue, 20.11.2018
9:15 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
051708
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 051708
Sat, 24.11.2018
8:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
091308
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 091308
Film info
Countries: China, France
Year: 2018
Duration: 140 minutes
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Director: Bi Gan
Producers: Shan Zuolong, Charles Gillibert, Yeh Jufeng, Li Xiaonan, Zhang Guanren
Writer: Bi Gan
DOPs: Dong Jinsong, Yao Hung-I, David Chizallet
Montage: Qin Yanan
Composers: Lim Giong, Point Hsu
Cast: Tang Wei, Sylvia Chang, Lee Hong-Chi, Zeng Meihuizi, Huang Jue
Productions: Dangmai Films (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Huace Film & TV CO. Ltd.
Festivals: Cannes, Toronto, San Sebastián
Supported by the China Onscreen Biennial:
Synopsis

Writer-director Bi Gan follows up his auspicious debut, „Kaili Blues” (2015), with this second feature that again takes his hometown of Kaili as its setting, only this go round, specificity of place gives way to the shifting ambiguity of time, dreams and memory. The film’s title has nothing to do with Eugene O’Neill’s play, and everything to do with evoking the languorous slide of consciousness into twilight. Luo Hongwu journeys back to Kaili in search of the lover he lost long ago. As she proves materially elusive, Hongwu retreats into the past, which impinges on the present through fragmentary flashbacks and his own enigmatic reveries delivered in voiceover. This pure cinema rhapsody culminates in a bravura 60-minute single-take shot presented in 3D.

Director
Bi Gan
Filmography
  • Lu bian ye can (Kaili Blues, 2015)
  • Di qiu zui hou de ye wan (Long Day's Journey Into Night, 2018)