The Singing Bookman (13’11”)

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T H E   S I N G I N G   B O O K M A N

Offbeat portrait of a man of letters and song

Director Nang Cho Lae Yee Thein | Camera Nyein Chan Khit | Sound Recordist Hsu Pan Naing | Project Mentor Aye Nilar Kyaw | Editor Sai Nyi Nyi

Editing Mentor Melanie Sandford ase


Book-loving Ko Aung Thu turns melancholia into an art form with his unique mixture of poetry, painting, philosophy and song. A short portrait of a true Myanmar original.


Nang Cho Lae Yee Thein (23) is Pa-O-Kayin-Chinese and was born in Taunggyi in Myanmar’s Shan State. An avid reader, storytelling has long held a fascination for her. After attending a PEN screenwriting course in Taunggyi, she was unable to find anywhere to learn filmmaking in her home town and so decided to apply for a place at Yangon Film School. Since enrolling at YFS, she has worked on two projects by fellow students, including Sai Nyi Min Htut’s Boy Queen which she co-edited with him. The Singing Bookman is her first film as a director.




Duration 13’11’’ | Format 16:9 anamorphic | System PAL | Subtitles English | 2021

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