Burmese immigrants sneak into Thailand on a well-trafficked route across the Mekong River, down quiet country roads and past bribed police checkpoints. Along this treacherous path to Bangkok, Lianqing (Wu Ke-Xi) and Guo (Kai Ko) meet, and their fates become entwined. After finding work, the couple focuses their efforts on acquiring fake identity papers, but when only one is successful, their relationship becomes threatened.
Premiering at Venice Film Festival, where was awarded the FEDEORA Award for Best Film, THE ROAD TO MANDALAY went on to screen in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Asia-Pacific Film Festival, where it was nominated for eight awards and won the Best Director prize for Midi Z.
DIRECTED BY MIDI Z
MYANMAR, TAIWAN | 2016 | CHINESE, BURMESE, THAI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES