Kai Ko’s Guo (left) helps Wu Ke-xi’s Lianqing find work at a textile factory in director Midi Z’s The Road to Mandalay (Category: IIB, Mandarin, Thai, Burmese).

Film review: The Road to Mandalay – Kai Ko and Wu Ke-xi elevate ponderous tale of would-be lovers seeking a better life in Thailand

Illegal immigrants struggle to find work and dignity in Taipei-based Burmese writer-director Midi Z’s slow-burner

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Kai Ko’s Guo (left) helps Wu Ke-xi’s Lianqing find work at a textile factory in director Midi Z’s The Road to Mandalay (Category: IIB, Mandarin, Thai, Burmese).
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Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee is the film editor of the Post. Before joining the Culture desk in 2013, he was the arts and culture editor of Time Out Hong Kong. Since he graduated in English and Comparative Literature, Edmund has also studied law and written an MPhil thesis on Hirokazu Koreeda. He is on a masochistic mission to review every Hong Kong film being released.