In a small clinic in the foggy and damp city of Kaili in exotic, subtropical Guizhou Province, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives. One of them, Chen Sheng, decides to fulfil his dead mother’s wish and sets off on a train journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child. His partner in the clinic, a lonely old lady, asks Chen to take an old photograph, a shirt and a cassette to her old sweetheart, who is now very ill. On his way to Zhenyuan County, Chen passes a strange little town called Dangmai, where time is not linear and people’s lives complement each other. Here, Chen experiences the past, present and future and begins to reflect upon his life. It is difficult to tell whether this world is a product of our memory, or whether we are simply a daydream of this world… Catalan première
* Festivals and awards
Best Emerging Director and Best First Feature (special mention) in Locarno /Golden Lady Harimaguada for the Best Film in Las Palmas
(China, 1998) Gan Bi is a Chinese young director and poet. His debut Kaili Blues won the award for best director emerging at the Locarno Festival and the Golden Horse Awards, among others. Long day’s journey into the night is his second long feature.
Filmography: Largo viaje hacia la noche (2018), The Secret Goldfish (2016), Kaili Blues (2015, D’A 2016), Diamond Sutra (curt, 2012)