Fountainhead of the new generation of Myanmar films

On one sunny day in October, a group of over 50 people were having a lively debate about abortion at the Film Development Centre (FDC) in Yangon. They were discussing the gripping characters and the ordeal of illegal abortion process they went through in Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s multi-award-winning film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and […]

Myanmar’s Film Industry Gears up for a Sequel

YANGON — With turquoise columns propping up a pink and yellow portico, Myanmar’s art deco style Thwin cinema is a rare relic from a golden age of movie-making that dazzled audiences more than half a century ago. Myanmar’s film industry, once the most vibrant and prolific in the region, shrivelled under a military regime that […]