New technology boosts Burmese films abroad

A Burmese film titled Satan’s Dancer will premiere concurrently in Singapore and Rangoon for the first time.

The movie tells the story of a couple who have a child out of wedlock and explores themes of childhood trauma and psychology.

The film’s lead, Nay Toe, a well-known actor in Burma, spoke to DVB at a special screening in Rangoon.

He said it is time Burmese cinema came back to life. 

“Digital technology nowadays allows us to premier films concurrently overseas and the production quality is suitable for an international audience,” he said.

“Back in the day, we wouldn’t have had enough courage to showcase our films overseas. But 2014 is the right time for us.”

The director and screenwriter is Burmese Academy award winner and former actor Wyne. He said he wanted to make a film that focuses on psychological issues among children.

“The film portrays a young couple who unwittingly bring a child into this world out of a momentary sexual desire. They fail to bring up the child correctly. I just want to remind people that children have a heart and emotions too – and they are vulnerable to psychological trauma,” he said.

The official premiere will be shown on 18 May in both Rangoon and Singapore.

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