Screen/Society--"The Wild Goose Lake" (2019) | Yi'nan Diao
"The Wild Goose Lake"
(Yi'nan Diao, 2019, 110 min, China, Mandarin w/ subtitles, Color, DCP)
Set in the nooks and crannies of densely populated Wuhan, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE follows the desperate attempts of small-time mob boss Zhou Zenong (the charismatic Hu Ge) to stay alive after he mistakenly kills a cop and a dead-or-alive reward is put on his head. Director Yi'nan Diao deftly keeps multiple characters and chronologies spinning, all the while creating an atmosphere thick with eroticism and danger.
"An invigorating, poetic, and discretely brilliant Chinese noir...." -- David Ehrlich, IndieWire
View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oCq5oa8Wzg