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The Wild Goose Lake Unclassified 18+
Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui

Director: Diao Yi'nan Country: China (2019)
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

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The director of the acclaimed Black Coal, Thin Ice returns with his latest from Cannes competition, a densely layered neo-noir set in the Chinese underworld.

Reimagining the film noir for the seedy underbelly of China’s “second-tier” suburbs, acclaimed auteur Diao Yi'nan (Night Train, MIFF 2008; Uniform, MIFF 2004) returns with the follow up to his Berlin-winning hit Black Coal, Thin Ice (MIFF 2014), plunging the audience back into the treacherous, dimly lit terrain of his nation’s modern gangland.

Gangster Zhou (Chinese television star Ge Hu) is on the run from police when he connects with sex worker Liu Aiai (Black Coal, Thin Ice’s femme fatale Lun-Mei Kwei), who has instructions to bring him in. While Zhou’s underworld flashbacks reveal his predicament, the pair is hunted along the shores of the titular lake, and Diao weaves his intricate tapestry of criminal double-crosses and brilliantly orchestrated violence – you may never look at an umbrella the same way again.

“Diao Yi'nan delivers a definitive Chinese crime noir, in which the ravishing style and inventive staging form the substance.” – Variety


Contains sexual violence

Tickets

0092
Sat 03 Aug 6:45 pm [0092]
Plenary 3 @ MCEC Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
1241
Mon 05 Aug 9:00 pm [1241]
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
0661
Tue 13 Aug 9:00 pm [0661]
The Astor Theatre Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
2891
Sun 18 Aug 11:00 am [2891]
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Fan Liao, Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Regina Wan
Director
Diao Yi'nan
Producer
Yang Shen
Screenwriter
Diao Yi'nan
Cinematographer
Jingsong Dong
Editors
Jinlei Kong, Matthieu Laclau
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Umbrella Entertainment

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