Special Screenings│Special Programs <Taiwan: Movies on the Move 2014>
Ice Poison (冰毒)
Taiwan, Myanmar/2014/Color/95min
Language: Chinese / Subtitles: Japanese, English
Midi Z
WU Ke-xi, WANG Shin-hong, ZHOU Cai Chang, YANG Shu Lan, LI Shang Da
Taiwan-based director Midi Z returns to Myanmar, the country of his birth, for this documentary-like feature about an impoverished young farmer (WANG Shin-hong) who uses his father's cow as a deposit to buy a used moped in order to earn money as a moped-taxi driver. One of his customers is Sanmei (WU Ke-xi), who has left an arranged marriage in China to return home to Myanmar and start a new life with her young son. Learning that she can make money in the "ice" (methamphetamine) trade, she hires the driver to help her make drug deliveries. With sparing dialogue, subtle humour and a minimalist style, Midi Z offers a look at contemporary rural Myanmar.
3/9(sun) 19:00
Teijin Hall
3/16(sun) 12:45
Cine Nouveau
Ice Poison (冰毒)