February 2014

 

Berlinale to screen vintage Burmese film restored by Yangon Film School and its partner Goethe Institute

YFS is delighted to announce the premiere of a digitally restored version of Maung Wunna’s delightful 1972 film Ché Phawa Daw Nu Nu (Tender are the Feet) in the official programme of the 44th International Forum of New Cinema during the 64th Berlinale.

Shot during the dark days of the dictatorship, Ché Phawa Daw Nu Nu / Tender are the Feet is nevertheless filled with singing and dancing as it takes us behind the scenes of a traditional Burmese travelling theatre to tell the story of drummer Sein Lin whose heart is broken when beautiful dancer Khin San leaves their troupe to become a movie star.

Restored in partnership with Goethe Institute, German company Arri and Die Basis sound studio in Berlin, Ché Phawa Daw Nu Nu / Tender are the Feet marks the first effort in the Yangon Film School’s initiative to save some of Myanmar’s – largely unknown – cinema heritage.

The Berlinale screenings of Ché Phawa Daw Nu Nu / Tender are the Feet are:

Friday, 07.02.14 at 16.30 hrs at the Delphi-Filmpalast cinema, Kantstrasse 12a, 10623 Berlin
Thursday, 13.02.14, 22.30 hrs at Arsenal Cinema, Sony-Center, Potsdamerstr. 2 , 10785 Berlin

 
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