Wednesday Night Southeast Asia Movie: Myanmar

April 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies

Ice Poison (aka Bing Du)

Taiwan/Myanmar (2014, 95 min)
Mandarin w/English subtitles
Director: Midi Z
Screenplay: Midi Z
Cast: Wang Shin-Hong, Wu Ke-Xi, Zhou Cai Chang

Myanmar-born, Taiwan-based director Midi Z's third feature, Ice Poison (aka Bing Du, 2014), completes a trilogy of intimate portraits of contemporary life in Myanmar. Combining a sparse narrative with an intimate visual style, the director presents the moral dilemmas that accompany the drastic economic hardship of his homeland. A delicately composed ode to his beloved Myanmar, Midi Z's latest offering deftly illustrates the hopelessness of a country left to implode from within as crystal meth creeps into the life of the people. Ice Poison was Taiwan's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards. -Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue

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