THIRD FLOOR PRODUCTION

Fruit Gathering

Our FRUIT GATHERING project is selected in Locarno Open Doors Hub 2002 and Ties That Bind 2020.

Writer/Director

Aung Phyoe

Producer

Thu Thu Shein & Thaiddhi (Myanmar)

Co-producers

Claire Marquet, Art-Production (France)

Vít Janeček, D1 Film (Czech Republic)

SYNOPSIS

When San’s father passes away, the family moves from their village to Yangon. SAN (12) is left with her grandmother OHM, when her mother EI goes working overseas. Working at a garment factory, San (now 18) meets THEINT (25), an outspoken and confident woman. While getting closer to her, San develops a feeling of attraction and even of obsession, but she is unable to understand her own desire. After six years, Ei (48) returns to care for Ohm’s (70) fragile health. San feels emotionally distant to her mother, who is different than in her memories. Ei and Ohm are planning an arranged marriage for San with their family friend PHONE (40), while Theint suddenly gets married to her boyfriend and follows him outside Yangon. San is devastated when Theint leaves and Ohm is hospitalized with a terminal illness. Months later, San informed about Theint unsuccessful marriage and goes to rescue her. Bringing her back to Yangon they are planning to live together with the promise of going to work abroad. But things take a different turn when Theint wants to leave as soon as possible, while San is delaying.

Pyar Pyar Nyo Yaung Maing Ta-lei-lei

(Cobalt Blue)

Short Film | 27mins | Myanmar | 2019

Directed by Aung Phyoe

Cast & Crew

Producer: Thu Thu Shein & Thaiddhi

Cast: May Paing Soe, Arr Koe Yar, Win Htet, Aung Khine Myo

Cinematography: Thaiddhi, Sound: Eaiddhi

Edit: Myo Min Khin, Art Direction: Moore Phyu

Synopsis

Yangon, 1998. The film takes place on one evening at the government housing apartment by the railroad where a boy and his mother waiting for the return of the father, a civil servant, to move out another town at Upper Burma. The boy realises the unusual bond between him and his mother regards the young helpful man-next-door.

Festival

  • 2019 Locarno Film Festival for International Competition in Pardi di domani (Leopard of Tomorrow) section.
  • 2019 Minikino Film Week, Bali, Indonesia.
  • 2019 Singapore International Film Festival, Southeast Asia Short Film Competition.