The opening film for the 21st Taipei Film Festival will be Nina Wu by Midi Z. The festival will run from June 27th until July 13th, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Nina Wu by Midi Z – Taiwan | 2019 – 102 minutes
After eight years toiling in bit-parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu gets her big break with a leading role in a spy thriller. The part is challenging, because it calls for full nudity and explicit sex scenes and the director is 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 she is repressing one crucial memory. (Taipei Film Festival Catalogue 2019)
June 27th | Thursday | Taipei Zhongshan Hall | 19:30 pm
About the Director:
Midi Z is a Myanmar-born Taiwanese film director. His debut feature Return
to Burma (2011) was nominated for the Busan New Currents and Rotterdam
Tiger Competitions. In 2014, Ice Poison won Best International Film at the
Edinburgh Film Festival and represented Taiwan at Foreign Language Oscars.