The Road to Mandalay

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In this love story about two illegal immigrants searching for a better life in Bangkok, award-winning director Midi Z powerfully presents the trials and tribulations of those seeking to escape conflict and poverty in Burma, resorting to human traffickers to cross over the border into a less than welcoming Thailand.

An eerie soundscape alongside dreamlike, and almost surreal sequences amplify the disillusionment, displacement and alienation felt by the characters, albeit both with quite differing views of starting a new life it as immigrants.

Midi Z’s regular actress Wu Ke-xi gives a striking performance, alongside Taiwanese star Kai Ko in this outstanding drama, firmly placing Midi Z among the top contemporary Asian social realist filmmakers today.

“Midi Z’s control of mood, pace and performance builds an engrossing drama” – Screen International

BBFC rating
Running time
108 mins
 Taiwan, Myanmar, France, Germany
Midi Z
Kai Ko, Wu Ke-xi, Yue Gai-huan

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