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15.-21. januar 2018

Program 2018

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Poetry as art and a means of expression is strikingly popular in Burma/Myanmar – a country that is changing fast after the five-decade long dictatorship was ended in 2011. Poetry has been a way to resist and endure tyranny. The stories and poems in BURMA STORYBOOK circle around Maung Aung Pwint, the country’s most famous dissident poet alive today, as he waits for his son to return from exile.

BURMA STORYBOOK, beautiful and slow-paced, presents an impressionistic collection of scenes and tableaux from a nation in search of itself after the «ice» has withdrawn. The film itself is composed like a poem – free from the frames of metrics and formalism. Film score is composed by Tromsø ambient artist Biosphere.

Introduction and director present at screenings on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Program: 
Director: 
Petr Lom
Screenplay: 
Petr Lom, Corinne van Egeraat
Photography: 
Petr Lom
Run time: 
1 hour 21 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
NEDERLAND and
Norge
Producer: 
Corinne van Egeraat
Sales: 
Petr Lom
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Petr Lom was born in 1968 in Prague, grew up in Canada, and is now based in The Netherlands with his Dutch wife and collaborator Corinne van Egeraat. He studied Political Philosophy at Harvard University. As a human rights filmmaker, he is an autodidact, producing, directing and editing his own films.