Search Museum of the Moving Image

Return to Myanmar: The Films of Midi Z

Jun 2 — Jun 3, 2018

Presented in collaboration with the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Ministry of Culture of Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Taiwanese filmmaker Midi Z was born in Myanmar. A protégé of the great director Hou Hsiao-hsien, Midi Z has emerged as a major filmmaker in his own right. Working in fiction and documentary, his compassionate and artistically rigorous films explore the lives of displaced people who live on the margins and try to navigate societal oppression and the difficulty of earning a decent living. This weekend-long retrospective includes five of the director’s most acclaimed works, all set in his home country of Myanmar.