The Wild Goose Lake

Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui Cinema of Dislocation
Director: Diao Yinan 2019 113 Minutes Ages 18+
The Wild Goose Lake Fri 11 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 113mins New Farm Six Cinemas
The Wild Goose Lake Sat 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 09:15pm 113mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Golden Bear-winner Diao Yinan (Black Coal, Thin Ice 2014) returns with a vibrant, rain-slicked neo-noir set in the back alleys of modern China.

Stoic, mid-tier crook Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) is fresh out of prison and intent on re-entering his city’s criminal underbelly. When a row with some local gangsters gets out of hand, Zhou inadvertently kills a police officer and must immediately head for the uncharted territory of Wild Goose Lake to escape the bounty on his head. Diao presents a riveting rendering of a criminal subculture hiding just out of the reach of the government surveillance in his visually inventive thriller, punctuated by moments of intense action and the best outdoor disco party since Ash is Purest White 2018.


Classification:Ages 18+
Language:Mandarin, with English subtitles
Director:Diao Yinan
Producer:Yang Shen Cast: Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao, Regina Wan
Cast:Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao, Regina Wan
Script:Diao Yinan
Program strand:Cinema of Dislocation
Rights:Umbrella Entertainment