The Wild Goose Lake
Award-winning Chinese director DIAO Yi’nan (Golden Berlin Bear winner for Black Coal, Thin Ice in 2014) returns with another brooding crime noir, this time rain-soaked and dripped in sleazy neon lighting. It’s under these circumstances that a sudden brawl breaks out between local mobsters. Amidst the ensuing chaos, some gangsters are killed and a cop is shot, leaving anti-hero Zhou Zenong (HU Ge) as the most wanted man on both sides of the law.
The Wild Goose Lake is DIAO Yi’nan at his most moody, bloody and thrilling. It played in the prestigious competition section of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won the China Film Critics Association Award.
DIAO Yi’nan is an award-winning Chinese director of Uniform (2003), Night Train (2007) and Golden Bear winner Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014). Following his graduation from the Central Academy of Drama in 1962, he worked as a stage writer and screenwriter for films and television series before he directed his own work. His latest feature film The Wild Goose Lake had its premiere in the competition section of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.