Hu Ge in a scene from The Wild Goose Lake.

Cannes 2019: The Wild Goose Lake film review – China’s underbelly exposed in film noir by Diao Yinan

  • The only Chinese-language title in competition at the 2019 Cannes festival, its subject matter – urban crime in China – is a surprise in the current climate
  • The story of the hunt for a gangster on the run, Diao’s sensational thrill ride is the best neo-noir yet by a member of China’s Sixth Generation of filmmakers
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Hu Ge in a scene from The Wild Goose Lake.
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