Destin Daniel Cretton’s JUST MERCY starring Michael B. Jordan will open the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival, with the outlandish mystery film, KNIVES OUT closing the festival.
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (NAN FANG CHE ZHAN DE JU HUI)(2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (NAN FANG CHE ZHAN DE JU HUI)
DIRECTOR(S): Diao Yinan
STARRING: Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao
GENRE: Crime Film
SYNOPSIS: Chinese director Diao Yinan’s much anticipated follow-up to his breakthrough noir Black Coal, Thin Ice is an altogether more colorful crime drama. A formalist gangster thriller drenched in reds and blues, though imbued with a melancholic tone that speaks to contemporary China’s vast economic disparities, the elegantly down-and-dirty The Wild Goose Lake, set in the nooks and crannies of densely populated Wuhan, follows the desperate attempts of small-time mob boss Zhou Zenong (the charismatic Hu Ge) to stay alive after he mistakenly kills a cop and a dead-or-alive reward is put on his head. The filmmaker proves his action bona fides in a series of stylized set pieces and violent shocks—including a showstopper on a stolen motorbike—simultaneously devising a romance between Zhou and a mysterious young woman (Gwei Lun-mei) who’s out to either help or betray him. Diao deftly keeps multiple characters and chronologies spinning, all the while creating an atmosphere thick with eroticism and danger.
Palestinian Oscar Entry IT MUST BE HEAVEN to Open CineCina Film Festival in NYC. Fest Unveils Complete 2019 Lineup.
CineCina Film Festival in New York City announced the 2019 official selections. The festival opens with Palestinian 2020 Oscar submission – Elia Suleiman’s IT MUST BE HEAVEN.
The 32nd Virginia Film Festival will feature more than 150 films, including independent films along with hotly anticipated titles – Harriet, Just Mercy, Western Stars, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story, The Two Popes.
Films by Bertrand Bonello, Mati Diop, Takashi Miike to Compete for Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award at 2019 San Sebastian Film Festival
Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, the most competitive section of the 2019 San Sebastian International Film Festival, will include 19 films, including the latest films from Bertrand Bonello, Mati Diop, Takashi Miike and Diao Yinan.
Toronto International Film Festival Rolls Out 2019 Contemporary World Cinema Lineup of Films from 48 Countries
The Toronto International Film Festival features a rich slate of films from 48 countries in the lineup for its 2019 Contemporary World Cinema.
This year’s Main Slate of the 57th New York Film Festival, September 27 – October 13, showcases 29 films from 17 different countries.
The Melbourne International Film Festival unveiled its 2019 program – the largest in its 68 year, history, featuring 259 feature films, and Lulu Wang’s The Farewell as closing night film.
2019 Cannes Film Festival Unveils Official Selection, with Films by Pedro Almodóvar, Xavier Dolan, Terrence Malic
The Official Selection of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival was unveiled this morning and includes new releases from Pedro Almodóvar, Xavier Dolan, Ken Loach, and Terrence Malick.