A WOMAN OF THE WORLD…
According to the Alsatian legend, the souls raining down from the sky are reincarnated as newborn babies. That’s how, delivered by a stork, Mi Kwan was born in Mulhouse and spent her childhood experiencing the « joie de vivre » and the gastronomy that Alsace has to offer in its unique and wonderful ways.Zebus and lemurs will take over from the storks as Mi Kwan will spend her adolescence on the island of Madagascar. There, she discovers poverty but also that poor people, always smiling, are so generous that they can share their only bowl of rice with a stranger.
It’s in Madagascar that Mi Kwan takes her first steps on the stage with the musical “EMILIE JOLIE.” Years later, when she discovers the magic of theatre at the Avignon Theatre Festival (France) – with the comedy “THE CHIOGGIA SCUFFLES” by Carlo Goldoni – she returns to Paris convinced she wants to play her whole life!
Many sides of her acting are revealed by studying with Blanche Salant (Paris) and Jack Waltzer (Paris & Los Angeles).
From adventure to adventure, she gets several roles in short films, corporate films and commercials. Her performance in the short film «SANS NICOLAS» (Missing Nicky) directed by Cedric Jouarie gets noticed in film festivals as Beloit International Film Festival (Beloit, WI, USA), Flyway Film Festival (Pepin, WI, USA) and at Cannes Film Festival’s short film corner.
On TV, Mi Kwan appeared on major french television networks as in « BONNE FETE » for M6, « INSIDE THE JAMEL COMEDY CLUB » for Canal+ and “UN MARI IDEAL” for TF1.
The director Christian LARA casts her in the lead role in “THE LEGEND” shot in French Polynesia and France, alongside Barry Primus. THE LEGEND was in selection at the PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL of LOS ANGELES 2013, in competition diaspora at FESPACO (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) and in official competition at the FEMI (Guadeloupe) 2014.
In 2014, in “MOONCAKE” directed by Francois Yang, she belongs to the Chinese community in France, therefore going back to her roots.
This film won the Air Canada Best short film award at the Toronto Reel Asian Film festival 2014and won the Best Film Award at Paris Shanghai Film Festival 2015 – which she hosted.
After being member of jury of the 3rd Film festival of the Lagoons 2014 (Abidjan, Ivory Coast), of the Disturb Awards 2014, Mi Kwan was the godmother & president of the jury of Cinemator Film Festival of Carros 2015.
She volunteer voiced-over of 19 preventions spots in partnership with Order of Malta and played in 2 first aid videos for The Red Cross.
She created an english-speaking weekly workshop for bilingual actors “The Amazings” to keep working on her craft.
Since, Mi Kwan played the female lead in the french-ivorian feature film “SLAVE AND COURTESAN” by Christian Lara in competition at the PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL of LOS ANGELES from February 04-15 2016 and in the korean feature film “A KOREAN IN PARIS” by Jeon Soo-Il, alongside with the movie star Cho Jae-Hyun.
Its World Premiere was at the 20th BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015, North-American Premiere at PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 and the film has been released in South Korea on January 28th 2016 – thus revealing her to the critics (read here).