Nina Wu

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    Nina Wu

    Juo ren mi mi

    Directed by

    Myanmar, Taiwan, Malaysia

    2019

    103 min

    • Mandarin

    Drama

    After eight years toiling in bit-parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu finally gets her big break with a leading role in a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The part is challenging, not least because it calls for full nudity and explicit sex scenes, and the film’s director is often hard on her. But both the industry and the press are confident that the results are sensationally good. On the brink of triumph, though, Nina’s psychological resolve begins to crack. She rushes back to her family home to deal with two crises: her father’s business has gone bankrupt and her mother has suffered a heart attack. She dreams of rekindling a close relationship with her childhood friend Kiki but is haunted by paranoid fantasies that a mysterious woman is stalking and attacking her. As Nina clings to memories of happier times, it seems that there is one crucial memory that she is repressing…

    Awards

    • Noves Visions Plus Special Mention 1 - Sitges IFFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    WU Ke-xi
    SUNG Yu-hua
    HSIA Yu-chiao
    SHIH Ming-shuai
    Screenplay
    WU Ke-xi
    Midi Z
    Cinematography
    Florian J. E. ZINKE (BVK)
    Editing
    Matthieu Laclau
    TSAI Yann-shan
    Music
    LIM Giong
    Sales
    LUXBOX
    Production
    SEASHORE IMAGE PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    HARVEST 9 ROAD ENTERTAINMENT

    Press

    Z and Wu Kexi's bravery in refusing to neaten and de-clutter an impossibly untidy issue should not be underestimated.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    Midi Z

    Midi Z

    Taiwan

    When camera is on, reality is gone.

    Midi Z was born in 1982. He was raised in Myanmar, Burma, but trained as an artist in Taiwan. His graduation short PALOMA BLANCA was screened in numerous film festivals. In 2009, he was selected as the leading screenwriter and leading director in the Taipei Golden Horse Film Academy organized by Hou Hsiao-hsien. Produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Midi Z made a short fillm, HUA-XING INCIDENT. In 2011, he made his first feature film RETURN TO BURMA, which was selected by Busan Int’l Film Festival and premiered in Europe in the prestigious Tiger Awards Competition section of the 2012 Int’l Film Festival of Rotterdam. THE PALACE ON THE SEA has led to another Tiger Award nomination in 2014, this time for short films. Midi Z's ICE POISON (2014) won Best Film in Edinburgh and represented Taiwan at the Foreign Language Oscars. JADE MINERS (2015), his first documentary, screened at the Taipei International film Festval and at the Int’l Film Festival of Rotterdam, followed by CITY OF JADE which was selected at the Berlinale Forum 2016. He was awarded Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker in 2016 during the Golden Horse Awards to acknowledge his excellence in both feature film and documentary, as well as how his achievement broadens the horizon of Taiwanese cinema. His latest feature NINA WU (2019) is selected as part of Un Certain Regard at Festival de Cannes.

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