Burma Storybook

Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat/81 minutes/2017/Thailand, Netherland/Documentary

SHOWTIMES:

Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 10:00 | EMPIRE XXI

Synopsis

Burma Storybook is a creative documentary about a country emerging from years of dictatorship, told through Burmese poetry. The film circles around the story of the country’s most famous dissident poet alive today, as he waits for his long-lost son to return home.

Burma Storybook adalah sebuah dokumenter kreatif tentang negara yang bangkit dari rezim dictator yang diceritakan lewat puisi khas Burma. Film ini mengisahkan seorang pujangga pembangkang paling terkenal yang masih hidup hingga kini, juga penantiannya akan kepulangan anaknya.

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Director

Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat

Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat

Director

Petr Lom was born in Prague in 1968, grew up in Canada, and is now based in the Netherlands with his partner and producer Corinne van Egeraat. His filmography: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan (2004); On a Tightrope (2007), Letters to the President (2009); Back to the Square (2012), ANA ANA (“I am me” in Arabic – 2013), and Burma Storybook (2017).

Corinne van Egeraat was born in 1966 in Netherlands. An independent filmmaker and creative producer with a background in theatre, she specializes in projects on creative freedom of expression. She was the Selected Filmmaker of The Year in Holland in 2004. Her filmography, all of which has been broadcast in the Netherlands, is: Lord of the Jungle (2000), Cowboys in Kosovo (2004), Speeding on the Virtual Highway (2007), Bridging the Gap (2008), Dislocated (2009), ANA ANA (“I am me” in Arabic – 2013), and Burma Storybook (2017).

 

Petr Lom lahir tahun 1968 di Praha, tumbuh besar di Kanada, dan kini tinggal di Belanda bersama mitranya, produser Corinne van Egeraat. Filmografinya mencakup: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan (2004); On a Tightrope (2007), Letters to the President (2009); Back to the Square (2012), ANA ANA (“I am me” in Arabic – 2013), dan Burma Storybook (2017).

Corinne van Egeraat lahir tahun 1966 di Belanda. Sebagai seorang sutradara dan produser kreatif dengan latar belakang teater, dia mengkhususkan diri dalam proyek kreatif tentang kebebasan berekspresi. Dia adalah Selected Filmmaker of The Year in Holland tahun 2004. Filmografinya berisi film-film yang pernah ditayangkan di Belanda: Lord of the Jungle (2000), Cowboys in Kosovo (2004), Speeding on the Virtual Highway (2007), Bridging the Gap (2008), Dislocated (2009), ANA ANA (“I am me” in Arabic – 2013), dan Burma Storybook (2017).