Athens International Film Festival

The Wild Goose Lake

26/09/19, 20:00, IDEAL

Five years after winning the Golden Bear the virtuoso director, so admired by Quentin Tarantino,  engages in a stylistic tour de force which combines modern noir with the strong personal style of Wong Kar-wai and the nocturnal atmosphere of Michael Mann. A gangster hunted by both the underworld and the police, an enigmatic woman bearing secrets and the peak of film direction strictly destined for the large screen.


CHINA, FRANCE | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 113' | MANDARIN

Five years after winning the Golden Bear at Berlin with his crime drama ‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’, the virtuoso Chinese director (among his fans is Quentin Tarantino) makes a stylistic tour de force which brings together modern film noir, the mystic films of Wong Kar-wai and the splendid night atmospheres of Michael Mann.

Filled with the tension of a strong thriller and the edge of social critique, veiled behind violence and evocative neon lights, this visually impressive film is the anxious odyssey of a young gangster who ends up wanted by the underworld and the police. At the same time he meets a mysterious woman, with secrets of her own. What follows is a great film that one must enjoy on the big screen. L.K.

DIRECTOR: Diao Yinan
SCREENWRITER: Diao Yinan
DoP: Dong Jingsong
MUSIC: B6
EDITORS: Kong Jinlei, Matthieu Laclau
PRINCIPAL CAST: Hu Ge, Liao Fan, Gwei Lun-mei, Wan Qian

DIAO YI'NAN
Director, screenwriter and actor born in China in 1969. Graduate of the Central Academy of Drama in 1992. He is the recipient of the Golden Bear in BIFF with his 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' (2014). This is his fourth feature.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 The Wild Goose Lake
2014 Black Coal, Thin Ice
2007 Night Train
2003 Uniform



        : Festival Darlings

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU