A Window on Asian CinemaTen Years Myanmar
- Human Rights/Labor/Social
- Production Year2023
- Running Time104min
- Format DCP
Ten Years Myanmar, an omnibus film, envisions a dystopian future ten years into the future. Following its debut in Hong Kong in 2015, the Ten Years series evolved into an international project, spanning across Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. This series, which combines social imagination and cinematic creativity, has consistently sparked discussions. Ten Years Myanmar presents five directors, each offering a distinct story. While previous installments were known for their straightforward and clear messages, Ten Years Myanmar exercises more restraint, requiring the audience’s greater imagination. Nevertheless, the keywords highlighted in each episode – mysterious deaths, political prisoners, resistance movements, violence, censorship, and more – serve as stark reminders of Myanmar’s grim reality since the military coup in 2021. With the support of creators from the earlier series, including those from Hong Kong, this completed work stands as a testament to the revival of the ‘Milk Tea Alliance’ among Asian nations striving for democracy, uniting within the realm of the film industry. (BOO Kyunghwan)
Based in Yangon, Myanmar, Thaiddhi is a filmmaker and film festival programmer who is both a director and a cinematographer. He studied film production at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and also at the University of Arts and Culture, Yangon. In 2011, he co-founded the Wathann Film Festival, the very first independent short film festival in Myanmar. In 2020, he worked as the cinematographer for Money Has Four Legs, which was invited to the New Currents section at the 2020 Busan International Film Festival.
Nay Wunn NI
Nay Wunn Ni is a writer and filmmaker based in Yangon, Myanmar. Her debut short film, Late Summer Day (2020), was selected for several international film festivals, including the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, the Image Forum Festival, and more. The director is currently preparing for her feature film, City Birds.
Myo Thar KHIN
A writer, director, and filmmaker active in Yangon, Myanmar. Myo Thar Khin has made several short films, including 1/4 Wasted (2019) and Age of Youth (2020), both of which have been showcased at various film festivals including the SeaShorts Film Festival and the Image Forum Festival.
After graduating from the University of Medicine Yangon and working as a medical practitioner for ten years, Aung Min began his filmmaking career with the debut documentary, The Clinic (2010), based on his experiences as a doctor. He wrote the screenplay for his feature film The Monk (2014), which premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival. His directorial works include the short film, Mrauk-U Story (2015), and the documentary, Heartbroken Bird (2017).
A film producer based in Yangon, Myanmar. In 2013, Lamin Oo founded a production company and has produced numerous documentaries and short films that depict the stories of people in Myanmar. Among the short documentary films he has directed are The Special One (2015), which premiered at the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.
Greetings from the Director
- Thaiddhi, Nay Wunn NI, Myo Thar KHIN, Aung MIN, Lamin OO
- Thu Thu SHEIN, Thaiddhi
- Wutt Yee KYAW, Thar KI, Min Htet KHANT, Shwe Ye OO, Kyaw ZEYA
- Executive Producer
- Keiko SEI
- Cattleya PAOSIRJAROEN
- Production Company
Third Floor Film Production
Myanmar 15(3B) Obo Street, 7 Ward, Pazundaung Township, Yangon.