Di Myay Mher Tha Ye Kana Phit Kae Tal

A Film by Chen-Wen Lo

Synopsis

IN THIS LAND WE’RE BRIEFLY GHOSTS
Myanmar, 2013. Based on actual events, this human tragedy follows a 12-year-old child soldier, Su Su Myat, and her mute brother, Tin Min, who are imprisoned after deserting their first combat mission. Punished with no food or water, Su Su Myat is forced to choose between killing her seriously ill brother for her own survival, or risk dying with him.

Director

  • Picture of Chen-Wen Lo © Theirry Brouard

    Chen-Wen Lo

    Chen-Wen is a Taiwan-born writer, director and producer based in New York City. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Chen-Wen explores in her audio-visual work the impact of history on human emotions and the relationship between displacement, desire and resistance. Her short films have screened at festivals worldwide, including Busan, Taipei Golden Horse, Palm Springs, among others.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION: ASIAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION*
    24th BUSAN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (World Premiere, Busan, Republic of Korea) October 7, 2019
  • 27th CAMERIMAGE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, TorĂșn, Poland)November 13, 2019
  • 56th TAIPEI GOLDEN HORSE (Official Selection, Domestic Premiere, Taipei, Taiwan)November 11, 2019
  • 15TH IFEMA - INT'L FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malmö, Sweden)February 14, 2020
  • 10th FEMCINE - SANTIAGO WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)March 17, 2020
  • 9th KYIV INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ukraine)April 22, 2020
  • 20th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LANZAROTE (Official Selection, Lanzarote, Spain)May 8, 2020
  • 8th MIND THE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)June 16, 2020
  • 3rd ZEITIMPULS SHORTFILM (Official Selection, Wien, Austria)June 22, 2020
  • 4th LIFF - LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)June 22, 2020
  • NOMINATED FOR *BEST SHORT FILM* & *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY* & *BEST COSTUME DESIGN* & *BEST SOUND DESIGN*
    TAIPEI FILM AWARDS 2020 (Official Selection, Taiwan)June 26, 2020
  • 18th ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ischia, Na, Italy)June 27, 2020

Crew

Director
Chen-Wen Lo
Screenplay
Chen-Wen Lo
Producer
Chen-Wen Lo
Director of Photography
Lukasz Dziedzic
Art Direction
Dara Zhao
Costume Design
Ruoxuan Li
Sound
Sam Fan
Editor
Stephen Lee
Sound Design
Sam Fan
Music
Yasuhiro Morinaga

Cast

Su Su Myat
Kathy Arfa Htwe
Tin Min
Nathaniel Matulessya

Details

Running Time
16:01 min
Shooting Format
Digital 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Chen-Wen Lo

+1 845 598 9315
conanlo145@gmail.com