Part of Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective (March 6 - 13, 2015)
Directed by Midi Z
2014. Taiwan/Myanmar. 95 min. DCP. English subtitled.
Cast: Wang Shin-Hong, Wu Ke-Xi
Xing-hong, a young farmer, can barely scrape by tending to the land with his father. Together, they visit one relative after another to borrow money to buy a moped so that Xing-hong can work driving passengers. One of his first customers is Sanmei, a woman who has returned home from China to Lashio, in northern Myanmar, to bury her grandfather. She hopes to earn enough money in order to bring her son in China to join her. In this part of Myanmar, few are untouched by the lucrative and menacing drug trade. When Sanmei and Xing-hong meet, a business deal is struck.
Post-screening Q&A with director Midi Z and actress Wu Ke-Xi, moderated by La Frances Hui, Asia Society Film Curator. Followed by a reception.
A video recording of the Q&A is available here.
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Support for this series is provided in part by Taipei Cultural Center of TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office) in New York.
This film series is part of Myanmar's Moment, a season of programming on Myanmar at Asia Society, New York.