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'Ice Poison' is the latest film by Burmese director Midi Z. Featuring a
cast of relative unknowns, this socially conscious drama maintains a
remarkable feeling of authenticity from start to finish. At the heart
of the story is a pair of individuals trying to make ends meet in the
tough environs of rural Burma, with the dangerous (but enticing) city
looming in the distance.
The film begins on a farm, with a farmer and his son harvesting their
latest crop. After this latest haul, they discuss the challenges
associated with their profession, which is no longer as profitable as
it once was. They decide to explore other options and upon
conversations with other farmers in the village, they decide that the
son must start a scooter taxi service. This city-bound service promises
greater income but it also comes at a price. As the elder villagers are
fully aware, the city is filled with vice (particularly drugs like
crystal meth) that often end up attracting the youth. As such, the son
is warned to stay away from these distractions. Unfortunately, he's
eventually lured into the drug trade (and consumption) after his taxi
service proves unsuccessful.
From the onset, it's clear that the director is going for a docudrama
feel with this film. The first act involves many lengthy conversations
between the villagers, delivered in a relaxed everyday tone. There's no
actorly expressiveness or showmanship, far removed from the usual
expectations of "performance". Likewise, the direction and
cinematography is purposefully drab, conveying the routine banality of
the setting. As a result, these traits manage to simultaneously work to
the film's benefit and detriment.
Working in the film's favour for example, is the fascinating plot that
follows the son's exploits with the other main protagonist - a young
woman who he transports home for her grandfather's funeral. Both of
them are disenchanted with their lives and decide to strike up a
partnership to sell crystal meth (the "ice poison" in the film's title)
throughout the city. With his taxi service, they have a ready delivery
system on hand, while her worldly experience (she has just returned
from living in China) proves useful in the marketplace. It's a classic
situation of a convenient buddy alliance, but it never feels contrived.
Indeed, the tone that film establishes suggests that such partnerships
could almost be commonplace in this world. The boredom displayed
(half-hearted karaoke scenes are the film's only moments of genuine
levity) would certainly drive anyone mad.
This authentic boredom is also the source of some of the film's main
issues. The dull visuals and slow plotting are impressively devoid of
artifice, but it also strains the audience interest. Even the most
emotionally heightened scenes (the grandfather's funeral for example)
are played with such a matter-of-fact attitude that it limits the
film's dramatic power. The lead actor's placid acting doesn't help
Reflecting on the overall achievement however, Midi Z. successfully
accomplishes his goals(portraying these people and their world with
honesty and truth), cinematic flare be damned. The style may prove
tedious at times, but the plot has enough depth in content and theme to
reward those willing to go along for the ride. For me, I found it to be
an engaging exploration of the ideals of "The American Dream". As such,
its themes are both region-specific and universal. Evidently, anywhere
you go, you'll find that the struggle is real.
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