MIDI Z

MIDI Z

Director, Taïwan, Myanmar

Presentation

Born in Burma in 1982, he arrived in Taiwan at the age of 16. He studied design and art before obtaining a Master degree from the National Taiwan University of Technology and Science. In 2006, his graduation film, Paloma Blanca, was invited to several festivals such as Busan and Gothenburg. In 2011, Return to Burma was nominated for the Busan New Currents Competition and Rotterdam Tiger Competition. In 2014, Ice Poison won Best International Film at Edinburgh and represented Taiwan as Best Film in a Foreign Language at the Oscars.

Selected Filmography

2011      RETURN TO BURMA (Gui lái dí rén)

2012      POOR FOLK (Qiong ren, liu lian, ma yao, tou du ke)

2013      TAIPEI FACTORY – segment Silent Asylum

LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH (Nan fang lai xin) – segment Burial Clothes

2014      ICE POISON (Bing du)

2015      JADE MINERS (Wa yu shi de ren) – doc

2016      CITY OF JADE (Fei cui zhi cheng) – doc

THE ROAD TO MANDALAY