DVD, Digital Release: The Road to Mandalay

DVD, Digital Release Date: Jan. 19, 2021
Price: DVD $19.99
Studio: Film Movement

Burmese immigrants sneak into Thailand on a well-trafficked route across the Mekong River, down quiet country roads and past bribed police checkpoints. Along this treacherous path to Bangkok, Lianqing (Wu Ke-Xi) and Guo (Kai Ko) meet, and their fates become entwined. After finding work, the couple focuses their efforts on acquiring fake identity papers, but when only one is successful, their relationship becomes threatened in this festival favorite film hailing from Taiwan.

Winner of the Feodora Award for Best Film at Venice and nominated for numerous awards at prestigious film festivals including the Golden Horse Film Festival, the Asia-Pacific Film Festival and the Hong Kong Film Awards, Taiwanese filmmaker Midi-Z’s The Road to Mandalay is a poignant, slow-burning drama garnered critical acclaim from leading outlets around the world.

Bonus features include the following:

  • Bonus Short Film — “On the Border” (Directed by Wei Shujun | China | Chinese with English subtitles | 15 minutes) — In a border village, a Chinese teenager of Korean descent aspires to emigrate to the homeland.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.