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Date & Time
February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

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

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