Cobelt Blue

Pyar Pyar Nyo Yaung Maing Ta-lei-lei

(Cobalt Blue)

Written and Directed by AUNG PHYOE

Short Film | 18 min | Drama | Color | Myanmar | 2019

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


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.


  • 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.

  • 2020 ASEAN Short Film competition, Bangkok Asean Film Festival, Thailand.



Aung Phyoe is a writer, director, and film editor. He was born in Pakokku, Upper Myanmar. He is a B.Eng graduate from Nanyang Technological University Singapore, where he developed a strong interest in cinema by entering the cinema club at the university. He also began to take film classes and attend screenings at the Film Society in Singapore, which reinforced his passion for cinema.

Later, he earned a Diploma in Editing from a Mumbai-based film school, Whistling Woods International. His first short film “Seasonal Rain” was screened for Open Doors Screening at 71st Locarno Film Festival and he edited a feature film “Murder on the Road to Kathmandu” (2018). In 2018, he participated in the Autumn Meeting’s Director Workshop mentored by Tran Anh Hung. His second short film “Cobalt Blue” was selected to Pardi di domani - International Competition at 72nd Locarno Film Festival, which became the first Myanmar short film to be selected for competition.