Black Coal, Thin Ice
Director Yi’nan Diao
Starring Fan Liao, Lun-Mei Kwei, Xuebing Wang
A dazzlingly stylised neo-noir thriller in which detective Zhang is assigned to investigate the mystery of the findings of dismembered parts of a human body. Zhang becomes traumatised by his task and also becomes involved with the late suspect’s beautiful widow who works in the local laundry.
Winner – The Golden Bear Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2014
“A diverting, downbeat noir, pregnant with unease” – The