neon noir

In a year that’s sparse on movie-related news - at least on good ones - for obvious reasons, it’s great to see that theaters over here in Germany are slowly but steadily returning from their mandatory deep sleep. Even better when local screens come back to life with a German premiere like this: Midi Z’s celebrated “Nina Wu“.

Brought to you by the fine folks at Rapid Eye Movies, this celebrated psychological thriller - set within the film industry - is inspired by by the main actress’ very own experiences and the Weinstein scandal in equal measures. Here´s the official synopsis for you: “Nina Wu, a girl who leaves small theatre company in the country for the big city in pursuit of her actress dream. The wait seems to be endless, as she lives a lonely and repressed life combined with hereditary condition, she suffers from minor depression. One day, she gets a role as a heroine in a 70s espionage film. Having decided to devote herself completely to the character, she did everything she could to get the role and she did succeed. When she finally welcomes her long anticipation of fame, series of unfortunate events and threats start to haunt her. Having to struggle her way through gender and sexuality equality, can Nina, like many other minor individual fight against the odds in life and stand undefeated? Or is it just real life that no one can escape from endless hardships?“

“Nina Wu“ will (hopefully) hit German screens on September 3, 2020.