Some local newspapers report the North Korean Embassy in Yangon pressured Myanmar authorities to stop selling and distributing copies of "The Interview. Colonel Win Kyi of the Yangon police force said the crackdown, though, has nothing to do with any particular movie. We confiscate those pirated VCDs [videos] on a daily basis. But a local vendor, who did not want to be named, told VOA's Burmese service that in the past, police only confiscated pirated movies with Burmese subtitles. He said now, all pirated films are being taken, although the crackdown began shortly after "The Interview" went on sale in Yangon. Open main navigation Live TV.
The cinema of Burma has a long history dating back to the s. The person who created the first silent film was Ohn Maung Burma's first producer and director. Burma's first film was a recording of the funeral of Tun Shein - a leading politician of the s, who campaigned for Burmese independence in London. Despite its documentary nature, the Burmese public was very proud of the film, which opened with the notice "Please accept our apologies for the poor quality of the film". He hired Nyi Pu Burma's first actor to shoot the first Burmese silent film Myitta Ne Thuya Love and Liquor which proved a major success, despite its poor quality due to a fixed camera position and inadequate film accessories. The film opened with the title "Burma Film Presents: Love and Liquor" but there were no credits or mention of the cast.
A rising talent in international cinema, Myanmar-born and Taiwan-based Midi Z has developed a signature style for his intimate and authentic portraits of people struggling with displacement and poverty on the margins of Myanmar society. Hailing from an ethnic Chinese family in Lashio, a small town in the eastern Shan state, Z draws inspiration from the people he is familiar with in this remote region with a porous border next door to China, Laos, and Thailand. Driven by social and economic hardship, they make ends meet drifting in-between worlds where smuggling and human and drug trafficking are rampant.
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