Mickey On The Road

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Watch From:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Women & Film
Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Tags:Drama
Road Movie
Coming-of-Age
Asian Interest
Women Directors
Filmmaker Intro
Comedy
Release Year:2020
Runtime:95 min
Country/Region:Taiwan
Language:Chinese (Mandarin)
Taiwanese
Print Source:Friendly Life Film Ltd
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/399046088
Cast/Crew
Director:Mian Mian LU
Executive Producer:Yeh Jufeng
Chen Shih-Yong
Andrew Rathmann
May Liao
Producer:Chen Pao-ying
Diana Chiawen Lee
Cinematographer:Fan Shen-Siang
Screenwriter:LU Mian Mian
Editor:Lei Chen-Ching
Composer:Point HSU
Principal Cast:Yeh Pao-Wen
Chang Ya-Ling
Miao Ke-Li

Description

How to Watch

Includes Introduction by Director/Writer Lu Mian Mian.

Mickey and Gin Gin are best friends in Taiwan, two young women, rebellious and seemingly going nowhere. Mickey cares for her depressed mom, Gin Gin gets by as a Go-Go dancer. When Gin Gin discovers a pregnancy by a boyfriend who lives in Guangzhou, China, they take a road trip that will change their lives.

Mickey is tough and devout, a martial-arts practitioner who is exhausted with her life. Gin Gin has bleached blonde hair and dances, but her more upbeat world is rocked when she discovers she’s pregnant and her boyfriend is ghosting her. He lives in Guangzhou, Mickey’s father, who abandoned the family years ago, also lives there and owns a factory. And so, the friends pack their bags and travel, not only to find these reckless men, but perhaps to discover something about themselves as well. Director Mian-Mian Lu’s debut is a bittersweet and beautiful story of friendship and liberation.


Director Biography

Mian Mian LUBorn in 1976 in Taipei, Taiwan, Mian-Mian Lu began her career in that city’s avant-garde theatre scene and later studied filmmaking in New York and at the Taipei National University of Arts. She is the director of the short film “Midnight Dance” (2014) and “My Mom's Wedding” (2016). Mickey on the Road (2020) is her first feature film.


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