Original title: The Road to Mandalay Director: Midi Z Screenplay: Midi Z Director of Photography: Tom Fan Producer: Patrick Mao Huang, Midi Z Editor: Matthieu Laclau Music: Giong Lim Country: France, Germany, Myanmar (Burma), Taiwan Year of production: 2016 Length (min): 108 Language: Burmese, Thai Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Urban Distribution Intl. Section: Asijský pohled Sponsors: Tchajpejská hospodářská a kulturní kancelář
Paths of human traffickers lead from Burma along the Mekong river and country roads all the way to Bangkok, where they leave the illegal migrants to their fates. Young Lianging tries to get a job, money, and necessary documents in Bangkok. She meets another immigrant, Ah Guo, and their journeys fatefully intersect. A realistic study of the hard lives of illegal migrants and the clash with reality when they seek the perfect new life in Thailand.