Ice Poison


Film Information

Director: 赵德胤 Midi Z

Cast: 王兴洪 Wang Shin-Hong, 吴可熙 WuKe-Xi

Country: 台湾 Taiwan, 缅甸 Myanmar

Year: 2014

Runtime: 95mins

Rating: R21 (吸毒画面 Drug Use)


Faced with diminishing returns on his harvest, a poor young farmer in Myanmar pawns his cow for a moped and seeks alternative income as a taxi driver. Among his first fares is a woman who has returned home for her grandfather’s funeral and is making a new start after escaping an arranged marriage in China. Together, they are lured into one of the few lucrative business opportunities available in the area: selling “ice poison” (crystal meth) around town.

With three feature films under his belt, Burmese-Taiwanese director, Midi Z, has developed a naturalistic cinematic language that allows a documentary-like intimacy with his characters. In his latest work, he has crafted a measured drama that balances the daily hardships faced by many in Myanmar with moments of joy shared by his characters -- from the glowing neon lights of a karaoke bar to the freedom of the open road, and the tainted promise of the drug that allows for a fleeting escape but threatens to continue their cycle of poverty.


入围 2014德國柏林影展 In Competition Berlinale Panorama Section

爱丁堡国际电影节最佳影片 Edinburgh International Film Festival Best International Feature

台北电影节最佳导演和媒体推荐奖 Taipei Film Festival Best Director and Press Award

金马奖提名最佳导演 Golden Horse Awards Nominated for Best Director


Date: 24 April 2015

Time: 9.30pm

Venue: Vivo 3

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