Ice Poison

冰毒



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)

Synopsis

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.

山里作物收成养不活一个家,老人用仅有的一头牛换来一台摩托车,让儿子到城里载客。被卖到中国的三妹则因为祖父死去而得归来,她和毒贩接了头,打算攒笔小钱好接孩子过来。三妹成了摩托车夫的重要客户,他载她交货,她带他体验人生中没有感受过的,第一次吸毒,第一次放纵,当半空中一缕烟气漂浮,生活在此暂时获得解放,缓口气的同时,他们还不知道,日子里有什么将把他们喉咙再勒紧。写实影像中将生活片断锤炼成底层的珍珠,男女情感在此炽热又孤独的碰撞,日常的卑微与远望於此串连,却又悍得很。漠野孤村,路到了尾依然闯不出的奔驰与呐喊,原来影像是子弹,朝生活,或是自已射击。

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

Screening

Date: 24 April 2015

Time: 9.30pm

Venue: Vivo 3

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