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.
-- Introduced by Prof. Rey Chow (Program in Literature)
"An invigorating, poetic, and discretely brilliant Chinese noir...." -- David Ehrlich, IndieWire
Sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES).
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Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater