Sunday, November 12

Staff Picks (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveNew Noir: Chinese Crime Films

Black Coal, Thin Ice

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Co-presented by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University

BLACK COAL, THIN ICE / 白日焰火 (2014) dir. Diao Yinan w/ Liao Fan, Kwei Lun-Mei, Wang Xuebing [110 min; DCP]
A landmark in Chinese crime film, BLACK COAL, THIN ICE is a dazzlingly stylized mystery that blends Fincher-esque genre elements and social commentary. It all begins with the discovery of a hand on a coal conveyor belt. Cop Zhang (Liao Fan) tries to solve the case but, years later, the body parts are still showing up. The film won the Golden Bear for Best Film, as well as the Silver Bear for Best Actor, at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.

“New Noir” is part of the Creative China Festival, curated by Meng Xie, supported by Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation.


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