The Road to Mandalay

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 7:05 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Passages
Tags:Drama
Human Rights
Asian Interest
Culture & Society
Crime
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2016
Runtime:107 min
Festivals & Awards:Fedeora Award for Best Film - Venice Film Festival
Country/Region:Taiwan
France
Germany
Myanmar
Language:Thai
Burmese
Print Source:UDI - Urban Distribution Internationa
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1HemHdEk0
Cast/Crew
Director:Midi Z
Producer:Huang Patrick Mao
Cinematographer:Tom Fan
Screenwriter:Midi Z
Editor:Matthieu Laclau
Composer:Giong Lim
Principal Cast:Kai Ko
Wu Ke-Xi
Filmography:Return to Burma ('11)
Poor Folk ('12)
Ice Poison ('14)
City of Jade ('16)

Description

We first meet Lianqing mid-journey on a well-established route for illegal immigrants from Myanmar to Thailand—across the Mekong River and along a labyrinth of police bribes and facilitated passages. Looking for a better life in Bangkok and hopefully beyond, Liang must first navigate the risks of exploitation in finding work without proper identity papers. Along the way she meets Guo, a kind young man in the same situation. As their relationship blossoms so do their disagreements regarding their future, adding a palpable frustration to their physical and financial hardships. Tackling a universal story with knowing specificity, filmmaker Midi Z, himself a Burmese transplant working in Taiwan, underscores the harrowing emotional and physical toll of the immigrant experience with unforgettable social realism.


Press

”This is a film full of sharp observations" - Eye For Film