BLACK COAL THIN ICE
DIRECTOR: DIAO YI’NAN
CAST: FAN LIAO, LUN-MEI KWEI, XUEBING WANG
Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival, Yinan’s stylish, daring, neon-lit tour-de-force is a mystery epic which begins with the discovery of a severed hand amid the coal on a factory conveyor belt. Cop Zhang (Liao Fan) follows the case, but five years later, when he’s drinking heavily and working as a security guard, the body parts are still showing up. A sumptuous nocturnal noir which has drawn comparison to David Fincher’s Zodiac, and a landmark in the Chinese crime film.
Screens as a part of Late Nites at Metrograph.