The China Post
Date: November 20, 2016
TAIPEI — “The Road to Mandalay” (再見瓦城) by Myanmar-born Taiwanese director Midi Z (趙德胤)
won the award for best international feature film at the 36th Amiens International Film Festival in France on Friday.
The last time a film by a Taiwanese director won an award at the festival was in 1992, when Ang Lee (李安) won the Best First Film award at the festival with his film “Pushing Hands” (推手).
“The Road to Mandalay” centers on the life and love of two illegal migrants, who struggle to survive in Thailand after fleeing the civil war in Myanmar.
It is Midi Z’s fourth feature film and a joint production of Taiwan, China, Myanmar, France and Germany. The film won the FEDEORA Award for Best Film at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in September.
After winning the award on Friday, the 33-year-old director thanked his eldest sister, who he said inspired the storyline of the film, as well as Taiwan. [FULL STORY]