The Monk (2014) | SEA of Sadness

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The Monk (2014)
Director: The Maw Naing
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: Myanmar, Czech Republic
Language: Burmese with English subtitles
Rating: PG

Showtime:
25 Aug, Sun - 2PM

Synopsis
Informed by a strong Buddhist sensibility, The Monk is a compassionate look at faith and spirituality in Myanmar. Saved from the streets as a child by his superior, Zawana has spent much of his life in a rural monastery. As it now faces financial difficulties, the departure of many monks, and an ailing superior, many paths open out before him. Will he remain to support his community? Will he follow another novice to the more flexible city monastery? Will he choose the village girl for whom he has developed feelings? With earnestness and gritty realism, the film explores an internal struggle that speaks to the situation of a country that, after decades of repression, has now to choose a new future.

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About SEA of Sadness
2- 28 Aug | Oldham Theatre

With more than 20 years’ experience working on Southeast Asian cinema as a senior programmer at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Gertjan Zuilhof has developed close relationships with many of the region’s filmmakers and affinities with their works. The SEA of Sadness programme is a culmination of his curatorial experience. Previously presented at the 2018 edition of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival, the programme is now being presented for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Asian Film Archive.

The films selected for the programme include classic masterpieces as well as contemporary work from promising young directors; both feature-length films and shorts; and works of all genres, ranging from “pure” documentary to fiction films and experimental videos. These films represent the high quality of original work produced in Southeast Asia over the last two decades.

The sadness indicated in the title of the programme does not mean only that the films are concerned with sadness as an emotion, but also that they are sensitive, personal, and made with genuine feeling, delving deep into the memories and hopes of the people in the countries they were made in.
Sun Aug 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Tickets
[General Admission] The Monk (2014) - 25 Aug, 2pm $10.00
[Concession] The Monk (2014) - 25 Aug, 2pm $9.00
Venue Address
1 Canning Rise Singapore
Organizer
Asian Film Archive
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