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S-EXPRESS: MYANMAR

Myanmar66 minBurmese with English subtitlesDrama, Experimental, Women Filmmakers

Guest-programmed by Thaiddhi in partnership with the Minikino S-Express Short Film Program Exchange, this collection of short films showcases young and new voices of independent filmmakers from Myanmar amid the sociopolitical changes of the country.

LATE SUMMER DAY

Nay Wunn Ni Profile Image

Myanmar202022 minBurmese with English subtitlesDrama, Women Filmmakers

On a late summer day, Wutt Yee plans to chase a better chance in life at the cost of neglecting her own happiness.

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This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Nay Wunn Ni

At the age of 17, Nay Wunn Ni dropped out of college to pursue filmmaking. Since then, she has eagerly self-learned filmmaking while freelancing with multiple production houses in town.

BURN BOYS

Kaung Myat Thu Kyaw Profile Image

Myanmar202011 minBurmese with English subtitlesDrama

Confronting intergenerational trauma, two sons of a Karen woman reunite with their father, a former Air Force officer.

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This presentation has English subtitles.

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Content Warning:

This film contains the potentially triggering topics of war, intergenerational trauma, and implied rape.

Director Bio

Kaung Myat Thu Kyaw

Kaung Myat Thu Kyaw loves making films and is a learner in the film industry.

THE COCKROACH
THU

Sxar Kiss Profile Image

Myanmar202010 minBurmese with English subtitlesDrama, Women Filmmakers

A girl is in love with her adopted brother—but he is engaged.

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This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Sxar Kiss

From Shwebo, Sxar Kiss is currently studying filmmaking at the National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon. She made her first film First Phile at the age of 19.

AGE OF YOUTH

Myo Thar Khin Profile Image

Myanmar202014 minBurmese with English subtitlesDrama

Employees at a plasticware store, Sithu and Min Htet, plan a mission for Sithu to elope with a girl.

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This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Myo Thar Khin

Myo Thar Khin is a final-year film student at the National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon. His previous short, ¼ Wasted, won the New Vision Award at the Wathann Film Festival in 2019.

 

10 Nov, 2021

to 19 Nov, 2021

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Rating

PG

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Live online Q&A with special guests

Join us in conversation with directors and special guests in attendance! ASL interpretation will be made available thanks to Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Services. Ticket holders can watch on the CineSend Reel Asian portal.

November 13, 2020 at 8PM

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