The Wild Goose Lake
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
EDITORS: Kong Jinlei, Matthieu Laclau
PRINCIPAL CAST: Hu Ge, Liao Fan, Gwei Lun-mei, Wan Qian
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.
2019 The Wild Goose Lake
2014 Black Coal, Thin Ice
2007 Night Train