First Trailer For Berlin Golden Bear Winner BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

Patryk Czekaj, Contributing Writer
Diao Yinan's Black Coal, Thin Ice, the biggest surprise of this year's Berlinale, finally gets its first Chinese-language trailer. The film basically came out of nowhere and won two major awards at the festival - Golden Bear for Best Film and Silver Bear for Best Actor (Liao Fan). This gritty detective thriller has been praised by critics for its visually impressive noir style and intriguing, provocative plot.

A detective linked a series of murders to a mysterious woman, only finding himself drawn to her helplessly. In the mean time, he slowly started to realize a murder case from five years ago was not solved after all.

Variety reports that the film has been acquired by various distributors both in Europe and in the Middle East even before its unexpected success. If everything goes right, Black Coal, Thin Ice might soon become a notable crossover hit on the art house circuit.
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