"The Road to Mandalay" to premiere at SGIFF

Taiwanese movie "The Road to Mandalay" to screen at SGIFF.

5 Oct – "The Road to Mandalay", a movie by Myanmar-born Taiwanese director Midi Z, is set to premiere in Singapore at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).

The movie, which serves as Taiwanese actor Kai Ko's comeback project since his drug scandal forced him into a short hiatus from the industry, tells the story about two illegal immigrants from Myanmar who begins a journey to Thailand for a better future.

Yuni Hadi, the Executive Director of SGIFF, stated, "With strong performances by leads Kai Ko and Wu Ke-xi, this co-production between Taiwan, Myanmar, France and Germany, and filmed entirely in Thailand, attests to the international and regional co-operation that is driving the new generation of Asian cinema."

Chosen as one of the festival's Special Presentation Films, "The Road to Mandalay" will be screening on 1 December at the Marina Bay Sands.

"The Road to Mandalay" has already proven its worth after winning the Fedeora Award for Best Film at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. It was also recently nominated for six awards at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, including Best Picture and Best Lead Actor for Kai Ko.

However, the movie couldn't be submitted as Taiwan's entry to the Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film category as it didn't meet one of the requirements regarding its release period.

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