Jue Huang and Wei Tang in Bi Gan’s Long Day's Journey Into Night. Critics called it challenging, while one of many angry film-goers said it was “a total bomb”.

Chinese art house film becomes box office hit … after cinema-goers mistake it for romcom

  • Critics called Chinese director Bi Gan’s A Long Day’s Journey Into Night challenging and ambitious. Marketers pitched it as the perfect first-date film
  • Languorous feature took US$38 million on opening night, but viewers felt cheated and victims of cultural snobbery. The backlash was swift
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Jue Huang and Wei Tang in Bi Gan’s Long Day's Journey Into Night. Critics called it challenging, while one of many angry film-goers said it was “a total bomb”.
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