Woman on Fire Looks for Water is Woo Ming-jin’s (born 1976) third feature film (his fourth film The Tiger Factory premiered at the Director’s Fortnight this year), and consolidates him as one of Malaysia’s most prolific and exciting young filmmakers. “The story of this film is very simple. I’m not quite sure why it took so long to write it (a year and a half). I wanted to find the truth in the characters. They make decisions that may seem irrational, but are practical to them. In this manner, they are pure. But they can’t stay pure forever. Something happens. I suppose I wanted to capture this emotion.” Woo Ming-jin
In competition at l’Alternativa screening Tuesday 16th & Thursday 18th November 2010. Spanish première.