Return to Burma (2011) | SEA of Sadness

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Return to Burma (2011)
Director: Midi Z
Runtime: 84 minutes
Country: Myanmar, Taiwan
Language: Burmese with English subtitles
Rating: PG13 (Smoking Scenes)

25 Aug, Sun - 5PM

After decades of military rule, Myanmar has finally held its first presidential election. Xing-hong decides to return home after 12 years as a migrant worker in Taiwan. However, upon his arrival, he feels like a stranger in a foreign land. Shot during the period immediately following the election, Return to Burma is director Midi Z’s semi-autobiographical homecoming story, capturing all the hope and uncertainty of a country in a time of transition.

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About SEA of Sadness
2- 28 Aug | Oldham Theatre

With more than 20 years’ experience working on Southeast Asian cinema as a senior programmer at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Gertjan Zuilhof has developed close relationships with many of the region’s filmmakers and affinities with their works. The SEA of Sadness programme is a culmination of his curatorial experience. Previously presented at the 2018 edition of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival, the programme is now being presented for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Asian Film Archive.

The films selected for the programme include classic masterpieces as well as contemporary work from promising young directors; both feature-length films and shorts; and works of all genres, ranging from “pure” documentary to fiction films and experimental videos. These films represent the high quality of original work produced in Southeast Asia over the last two decades.

The sadness indicated in the title of the programme does not mean only that the films are concerned with sadness as an emotion, but also that they are sensitive, personal, and made with genuine feeling, delving deep into the memories and hopes of the people in the countries they were made in.
Sun Aug 25, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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[General Admission] Return to Burma (2011) -25 Aug, 5pm $10.00
[Concession] Return to Burma (2011) - 25 Aug, 5pm $9.00
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