Ice Poison

Ice Poison ★★★½

Moving at a deliberate pace, Ice Poison is a slow-burn drama that gradually takes effect if you invest enough patience in the characters' journey. The film subtly addresses the devastating hardship and poverty Burmese immigrants and citizens are faced with nowadays, and it sometimes feels like a socio-documentary with keen observation of the hidden corners of Burmese society in the slow, naturalistic dialogue scenes among the characters.

I am impressed with the film's calmly assured direction both in visual style and storytelling, and the performances are as naturalistic and powerful as they come. The ending is also brilliantly effective in a lot of ways. Midi Z. is surely a director to watch:)

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