Ice Poison (Bing Du)

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Showings

Rafael 3 Sun, Oct 5, 2014 6:00 PM
Sequoia 1 Sat, Oct 11, 2014 11:45 AM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Country:Myanmar
Taiwan R.O.C
Year:2014
Running Time:95
Language:Yunnan Chinese
Burmese
Director:Midi Z
Producer:Midi Z; Patrick Mao Huang
Screenwriter:Midi Z
Cinematographer:Fan Sheng-Siang
Editor:Lin Sheng-Wen; Midi Z
Cast:Wu Ke-Xi
Wang Shin-Hong
Print Source:Flash Forward Entertainment
Note Writer:Carol Harada

Description

In this stunning, naturalistic film set in Myanmar, drought and despair lead a young farmer to risk everything for family and survival. Faced with a failing vegetable crop, the farmer pawns his cow for a moped and starts a taxi service in the city. In six months, he must make enough to buy the cow back, or it will be slaughtered and sold for meat. His new venture is proving to be another failure until he picks up his first fare, a woman desperate to leave an arranged marriage in China and bring her son back to live with her. They team up in the only steady business in opium poppy country. In its simple, direct style, Ice Poison balances moments of pure joy-on the open road and in the karaoke parlor-with the stark reality of a country re-emerging after decades of underdevelopment.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA