The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui)
Director: Diao Yinan
Section: World Cinema
Country: China, France | Year: 2019
Language(s): Mandarin (Wuhan dialect) | Time: 110 mins
After an ill-fated encounter with a rival gang, in which he kills a policeman, gangster Zhou Zenong flees along the dark lakes of Wuhan. While the police tighten the net around him, the members of his former gang set out to trap him with the help of prostitute Liu Aiai.
Diao Yinan Diao has directed several films including Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai ri yan huo, 2014), which received a Golden Bear at the Berlinale. Diao has also written screenplays for such films as Spicy Love Soup (Aiqing mala tang, 1997) and All the Way (Zou dao di, 2001).