In person: Midi Z, director
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The winner of the Fedeora Award in the Venice Days section of the 2016 Venice Film Festival, The Road to Mandalay was hailed by Variety’s Richard Kuipers as Midi Z’s “best work yet.” The film centers on two Burmese illegal immigrants trying to build lives for themselves on the margins of society in Thailand. This slow-burning love story looks at one of today’s most pressing global issues through a deeply personal lens. It also features “reserved yet indelible turns” (Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post) from stars Kai Ko and Wu Ke-xi. (Dir.: Midi Z, Taiwan/Myanmar/France/Germany, 2016, 108 min., DCP, Chinese, Thai, and Burmese with English subtitles)