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Ice Poison (Fei cui zhi cheng)

Mar 26 — Apr 25, 2021

Dir. Midi Z. Taiwan, Myanmar. 2014, 95 mins. With Wu Ke-xi, Wang Shin-hong. With crop prices weak, a Burmese farmer pawns his cow for an old motorcycle so his son can make extra money driving passengers to town. The new business doesn’t take off until the son meets a young woman who is involved with the risky but lucrative business of transporting crystal meth. This meticulously executed and mesmerizing story captures the changes occurring in Myanmar under capitalism. The film was Taiwan’s official entry to the 2015 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Order and watch the film online here (tickets: $5).

A series pass for all films in Six Films by Midi Z is available for $30 ($25 MoMI members).