Reviews of four indie films that were released in the past couple of months: The Blonde One, Distant Harmony, Out of Omaha, and Send Me to the Clouds.
Reviews of four not-so-well-known films that were released in the past few months: Absurd Accident, Bored in the USA, Hurry Slowly, and Low Flyers.
**** (out of 4)
According to its IMDb plot summary, Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night (henceforth LDJIN) is a quest movie that’s set in present-day China. The protagonist, a middle-aged man named Luo Hongwu (Huang Jue), finds himself returning to the southern city of Kaili after receiving word of his father’s passing. While there, moreover, he tries to track down a former lover (Tang Wei) and learn more about an old friend (Lee Hong-chi) who’s now dead.