DIRECTOR: Midi Z
LENGTH: 95 MIN
By Burmese-Taiwanese director Midi Z. “Ice Poison” is Taiwan’s official entry for the 87th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film.
A poor young farmer in Myanmar pawns his cow for a moped and seeks alternative income as a taxi driver. Among his first fares is a woman who has returned home for her grandfather’s funeral and is making a new start after escaping an arranged marriage in China. Together, they are lured into one of the few lucrative business opportunities available in the area: selling “ice poison” (crystal meth) around town.