After a competition between rivaling gangs turns into a bloodbath, gang leader Zhou is on the run from both the authorities and the criminal underworld. When he is approached by the alluring Aiai, he eyes a way out of his predicament, but the “bathing beauty” is not what she seems. Featuring striking images, virtuoso set pieces and stylistic flourishes which will thrill cineasts, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE reaffirms Diao Yinan’s position as one of China’s greatest living directors. This is a haunting and arresting film noir from the director of BLACK COAL, THIN ICE.
Diao Yinan (China) Filmography: BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (BIFF 2014), NIGHT TRAIN (2007), UNIFORM (2003)