Award Winning Film BLACK COAL, THIN ICE Screened at HT Eronet Open Air Cinema

On Wednesday (20 August), the Open Air programme brought us BLACK COAL, THIN ICE, by the Chinese director Yi'nan Diao.

The film takes place in 1999, in a small town in northern China  with the grisly discovery of several corpses. A bloody incident during an attempt to capture the alleged murderer leaves two police officers dead and another badly injured. The surviving officer Zhang Zili is suspended from duty; he takes a job as a security guard at a factory. Five years later, another series of mysterious murders occurs.  Aided by a former colleague, Zhang decides to investigate under his own initiative.

Yi'nan Diao was born in Xi’an in China in 1968. He graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. In 2007, his film NIGHT TRAIN premiered at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section and went on to be screened to acclaim at numerous festivals.  

BLACK COAL, THIN ICE won the Golden Bear award at the 64th Berlin Film Festival.

Film was presented by the director Yi'nan Diao and actress from the film Lun Mei Gwei.

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