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Mickey on the Road

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Mickey on the Road (2020)

95 min - Drama - 27 November 2020
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Mickey is a twenty-something Taiwanese woman: sporting short hair, a baseball cap, and impressive tattoos, she’s both tough and depressed. Her mother lives in a kind of alcoholic haze; her dad left them long ago and owns a factory in Guangzhou, China. Mickey practices martial arts rituals at a local temple, an activity reserved for men. Her best friend, Gin Gin, is an ultra-femme bleached blonde go-go dancer. Gin discovers she’s pregnant while her boyfriend is ghosting her. Since he’s also in Guangzhou, Micky and Gin Gin decide to head out on the road together. After their luggage is stolen, they’re taken in by a stranger and introduced to a glitzy, bizarrely otherworldly urban metropolis, and their road trip takes several strange and frightening turns. First time director Lu Mian-mian’s vibrant new indie pulsates with local Taiwanese flavour. It puts two woman centre stage in a complicated relationship that celebrates their power, courage, independence, and creativity.

Director:  Lu Mian-Mian

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Mickey is a twenty-something Taiwanese woman: sporting short hair, a baseball cap, and impressive tattoos, she’s both tough and depressed. Her mother lives in a kind of alcoholic haze; her dad left them long ago and owns a factory in Guangzhou, China. Mickey practices martial arts rituals at a local temple, an activity reserved for men. Her best friend, Gin Gin, is an ultra-femme bleached blonde go-go dancer. Gin discovers she’s pregnant while her boyfriend is ghosting her. Since he’s also in Guangzhou, Micky and Gin Gin decide to head out on the road together. After their luggage is stolen, they’re taken in by a stranger and introduced to a glitzy, bizarrely otherworldly urban metropolis, and their road trip takes several strange and frightening turns. First time director Lu Mian-mian’s vibrant new indie pulsates with local Taiwanese flavour. It puts two woman centre stage in a complicated relationship that celebrates their power, courage, independence, and creativity.


Collections: Lu Mian-Mian

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  27 November 2020

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Runtime:  1 h 35 min

Best friends Mickey and Gin Gin are young women scraping by in southern Taiwan. A headstrong tomboy, Mickey looks after her depressed mother, and spends her free time at the local temple, trying to join its all-male martial arts troupe. By contrast, sanguine and impulsive Gin Gin makes money dancing in nightclubs. When Gin Gin hatches a plan to rendezvous with her crush, Jay, in the city of Guangzhou, China, Mickey decides to go along, determined to locate the father who abandoned her and her mother years before. Almost immediately the two find themselves in over their heads, immersed in lawlessness and betrayal. But China also has a magical quality of new desires and pleasures that arouse Mickey’s sexual-discovery. Through misadventures–some comic, some brutal–Mickey and Gin Gin strengthen their friendship and transform from rascally naifs into more mature souls with a clearer sense of self.

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