LES FILMS DE CANNES À BUCAREST 10 - OFFICIAL SELECTION, CANNES 2019
Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2019
Directed by: MIDI Z
Year of production: 2018
Country: TAIWAN, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR
Genre: psychological thriller
Length: 103 minutes
Nina Wu, a girl who leaves small theatre company in the country for the big city in pursuit of her actress dream. The wait seems to be endless, as she lives a lonely and repressed life combined with hereditary condition, she suffers from minor depression. One day, she gets this role as a heroine in a 60s espionage film. Having decided to devote herself completely to the character, she did everything she could to get the role and she did succeed. When she welcomes her long anticipation of fame, series of unfortunate events and threats start to haunt her. Having to struggle her way through gender and sexuality equality, can Nina, like many other minor individual fight against the odds in life and stand undefeated? Or it’s just real life that no one can escape from endless hardships?