I was born as an only son. It was a lonely childhood where I was never close to my father. I was brought up by my mother and grandmother. At 15, I left my family when I went abroad to study. During my late teens and early twenties, I experienced a certain kind of special feeling towards the kindness of certain friends. I would like to explore the process of getting attached to an individual, getting obsessed with other individuals’ affection in a selfish manner, and the affair of realization of oneself.
With this personal intention, I would like to explore the feeling of being in love through the perspective of an insecure person, where trust and mistrust interplay in a brutal and self-destructive way. Loneliness, uncertainty, desire, resentment, and revenge are the emotions embedded in the story to bring out the hopeful feeling at the end and the dramatic experience of being in love.
With this short film, I need to identify my visual style and the working style with my actors, since the film needs a certain style of acting, which is a big challenge for non-actors. They need to go through difficult emotions such as intimacy, anger, humiliation, confrontation, etc. While maintaining the main theme of the feature project, this short film explores a day in the characters' lives. It reflects the difficult living conditions of contemporary life in Myanmar after the coup, where an individual's life and future are at risk all the time. The plot shows glimpses of a society that lacks trust, created by years of divide-and-conquer tactics, where the relationship is reduced to basic primary needs-for monetary or opportunity exchange, and self-gain.
The cinematography consists of handheld shots, which reflect the urgency and uncertainty of the situation the characters are going through. The visual treatment is mostly simple and concrete, with the detailed mise-en-scène established for the authenticity of the character's world (working class in Yangon, Myanmar). The deeply layered ambient sound and diegetic sound are used to reconstruct the physical (COVID time and after the coup) and emotional atmospheres of the characters.