Nina Wu

Nominee
Un Certain Regard - Best Director
Cannes Film Festival
A gripping tale, aided by a skillful filmmaker and an incredible performance.

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Nina Wu

After toiling for years in bit-parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu (Ke-Xi Wu, who also co-wrote the script based on her own personal experiences) finally gets her big break with a leading role in a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The part, which calls for nudity and explicit sex scenes, is made all the more challenging thanks to the director’s unending belittlements. While seemingly on the brink of professional triumph, Nina’s psychological resolve begins to crack under the pressure. As she rushes to her childhood home following a family emergency, Nina begins suffering paranoid fantasies that a mysterious woman is stalking and attacking her. As Nina clings to memories of happier times, it seems that there is one crucial memory that she is repressing…
Not Rated
Genre
Drama, Thriller, LGBTQ
Runtime
103
Language
Chinese
Director
Midi Z
Cast
Ke-Xi Wu
Awards:
Nominee, Un Certain Regard - Best Director, Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Josh Martin, Film Inquiry

Directed by Midi Z (The Road to Mandalay), Nina Wu is a singularly frightening and discombobulating experience. Though its narrative is straight-forward and relatively easy to follow, the film goes to great lengths to stress out its viewers, leaving a blur of confusion and terror in its wake. Based ...

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