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Nina Wu

Director: Midi Z
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The film helps expose elements of the #MeToo movement by featuring the journey of an aspiring actress and the pressures and harrowing challenges she faces in order to reach her goal.
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2019/ Taiwan - Malaysia - Myanmar103 min/ Drama, Thriller
Original Title
Zhuo Ren Mi Mi
SYNOPSIS
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. 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.
CAST
WU Ke-xi
SUNG Yu-hua
HSIA Yu-chiao
SHIH Ming-shuai
CREW
Screenwriter: WU Ke-xi
Midi Z
DOP: Florian J. E. ZINKE (BVK)
Editor: Matthieu Laclau
TSAI Yann-shan
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Production Company(ies)
Seashore Image Productions
Harvest 9 Road Entertainment
Producer(s)
LIN Sheng-wen
Molly FANG
Claudia TSENG
Andi LIM
film festivals
film festivals Cannes Film Festival, France
film festivals Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan
film festivals Malaysia Golden Global Awards, Malaysia
film festivals Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain
film festivals TOKYO FILMeX, Japan
film festivals Transatlantyk Festival – Łódź, Poland
film festivals Taiwan Film Festival in Sydney, Australia
film festivals Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore
film festivals Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF), China
film festivals Film Festival Cologne, Germany
film festivals Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
film festivals Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
film festivals IndieBo - Festival de Cine Independiente de Bogotá, Colombia
film festivals New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand
film festivals Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF), Switzerland
film festivals Across Asia Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF), India
film festivals Five Flavours Film Festival, Poland
film festivals Kolkata International Film Festival, India
film festivals Cineuropa Film Festival, Spain
film festivals London East Asia Film Festival, UK
film festivals Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, Romania
film festivals Philadelphia Film Festival, USA
film festivals São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
film festivals QCinema International Film Festival, Philippines
film festivals Filmekimi, Turkey
film festivals Asiatica - Encounters with Asian Cinema, Italy
film festivals Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF), Norway
film festivals Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland
film festivals Pacific Meridian - Vladivostok International Film Festival (VIFF), Russia
film festivals Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium
film festivals Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Bratislava International Film Festival – Febiofest, Slovakia
film festivals Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, Czech Republic
film festivals Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), USA
film festivals Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb, Croatia
film festivals London Lesbian Film Festival, Canada
film festivals AL ESTE Film Festival, Perú
film awards
film awards Best Sound Effects at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan
Audience Choice Award at the Malaysia Golden Global Awards, Malaysia
New Visions Award - Special Mention at the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain
Grand Prize at the TOKYO FILMeX, Japan
Quotes
"Wu has drawn upon her own experiences as a young and vulnerable actress within the film and television industries for a story which gives a powerful account of the post-traumatic stress suffered by the victims of powerful and unscrupulous industry insiders." Wendy Ide - ScreenDaily
"Wu Kexi turns in a rivetingly brittle, vulnerable performance, navigating her own co-written script with absolute conviction, while Midi Z, formerly best known for works of social realism, luxuriates in ornamenting this psychodrama with hyperstylized noir flourishes." Jessica Kiang - Variety
"There can be little doubt that Wu herself was the driving force behind telling this story, which has the air of an exposé; everything about it speaks of wrenching personal experience." Todd McCarthy - The Hollywood Reporter
"Taiwanese director Midi Z presents a thoroughly harrowing reminder of the devastation of unchecked power in his new film Nina Wu." Ben Mcdonald - Cineccentric
"Florian Zinke’s slow-moving camerawork and Lim Giong’s haunting soundtrack help build the suspense that makes seeing Nina Wu a gripping experience." Clarence Tsui - South China Morning Post