Ever since “Black Coal, Thin Ice” won the Golden Bear at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival back in 2014, one of the most anticipated Chinese films for fans has been director Diao Yinan’s follow-up to it. Five years later, we have “The Wild Goose Lake”, which premiered In Competiton at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.


The story of a gangster on the run who eventually sacrifices himself to save his family and the woman he encounters along the way.

The film stars Hu Ge (“1911”) and both Liao Fan and Gwei Lun-mei from “Black Coal, Thin Ice”. While a a wide release date is not presently known, it has been doing the festival circuit rounds since its French premiere and is expected to release widely some point before the end of this year.