Black Coal, Thin Ice
aka Bai ri yan huo First screened in October 2014
Director: Diao Yinan. Cast: Liao Fan, Gwei Lun Mei, Wang Xuebing, Wang Jingchun, Yu Ailei, Ni Jingyang. Screenplay: Diao Yinan. Twitter Capsule:
A noir both classic and eccentric. A knife set in jewel tones. A dark poem on the Chinese circulatory system.
A satisfying story, even better appreciated as a series smart ideas regarding direction (color, tempo, scene construction, arc) and for clever, cross-cultural updates on an old genre.