THEATR Mwldan Film Society’s latest offering is The Road to Mandalay.

Burmese film-maker Midi Z triumphs with this accomplished 15-certificate film about illegal immigrants which will be screening at Cardigan’s Theatr Mwldan on February 11 (5.40pm).

In this fascinating drama, two Burmese 20-somethings discover the grass isn't that much greener when they are smuggled into Thailand to find work.

Lianqing finds a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant while Guo works in a textile factory in the suburb.

Their sweetly tentative romance acts as a refreshing contrast to an agonising reality that sees Lianqing's desire to acquire legal papers frustrated by police bribery and greedy officials, with drugs and the sex trade looming as fallback options.

A story of the modern age where love cannot always conquer all.