How far are you willing to go for your dream role? That’s the question Wu Ke-Xi’s character has to ask herself in this psycho thriller which premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival and is now slated to open commercially Feb 20.
Drawing upon her own experiences, star and co-writer Wu plays a struggling actress who’s offered a juicy lead role in a 1960s spy thriller. But the part is demanding: it requires her to be naked and to perform an explicit sex scene.
It doesn't help that her director isn't a very nice chap. Not only is she facing problems at work but at home as well, with her parents and a childhood friend. As such, the mentally fragile actress starts to lose her grip on reality.
The #MeToo inspired thriller — directed by The Road to Mandalay’s Midi Z —which has been likened to Black Swan, also stars Hsia Yu-Chiao and Sung Yu-Hua. It was nominated for eight Golden Horse Awards last year (including Best Director), winning Best Sound Effects.
Nina Wu opens in cinemas Feb 20.
Photo: Shaw Organisation