Wednesday, June 26, 2019

2018 Chinese film Long Day's Journey Into the Night (地球最后的夜晚) continues in Pittsburgh through July 4.



The 2018 Chinese film Long Day's Journey Into the Night (地球最后的夜晚), which opened in Pittsburgh on June 21, will continue through July 4. An April Atlantic review calls it "a gorgeous and impossible puzzle of a movie that could become a cult hit when it arrives in the United States."
The plot of Long Day’s Journey, which has nothing to do with the Eugene O’Neill play of the same name, centers on three characters: Luo (played by Huang Jue), a man haunted by his time as a youth in 2000; Luo’s long-lost lover, Wan Qiwen (Tang Wei); and a childhood pal named Wildcat, who was murdered. Roughly 20 years after Wildcat’s death, Luo tries to find Qiwen again and dig into the mystery of what happened between them decades prior. But any simple explanation for what’s going on is never offered. As Long Day’s Journey progresses, its meaning becomes more elusive, and its narrative strands stubbornly refuse to tie together.
The movie plays at the Regent Square Theater at 1035 South Braddock Ave. (map). Tickets are available online.