Starring Jiang Wen, Lin Cheng, Cai Hongxiang
Directed Xie fei
Winner of the Silver Bear in Berlin in 1990, Xie Fei’s film is a politically daring tale of urban alienation and despair. A former prisoner, played by the great Chinese actor Jiang Wen, arrives back in his native Beijing to find that he has no family or prospects or friends, just his underworld contacts trying to drag him back into a life of crime...
Taking the classic crime thriller ‘hook’ – ex-con struggling to go straight – Black Snow emerges as a powerful study of displacement. It takes place at the shattering juncture of the student movement and the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and vividly captures the social impact of potential political change at that time.
• Presented in a new High-Definition transfer, approved by the director.
• Filmed interview director Xie Fei.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• Booklet featuring essay by author and academic Professor Shaoyi Sun.
DVD Cat No: SRDVD 033
Duration: 99 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Video: PAL / DVD9