As beings of the night, the Mū live alongside the human world but are not part of it. After the Mū are expelled from their lands, Nihipali and Na’iwi stay behind alone in the forest. When Nihipali comes across a human child, her desire to be seen by humans conflicts withNa’iwi’s search for security.
Ty Sanga delves into the culture of his native Hawaii with his poetic exploration of the Mü: nocturnal spirits that appear in Hawaiian legends. Set in ancient times, this tale of a woman’s conflict between the mystical and human world makes use of the blue shadows of the night to evocative effect.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States