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Insein Rhythm

April, 2013
Vision Du Réel International Film Festival
Special Mention Best Student Film
Nyon, France


Insein Rhythm is a humorously edited portrait of the sights, sounds and rhythms of Yangon’s Insein railway station – but a stone’s throw from the country’s infamous Insein prison.

Director's Biography

Soe Moe Aung is from Hmawbi, a town about 30 kilometres northwest of Myanmar’s former capital of Yangon. Having trained as an audio technician and radio announcer, he worked for a number of local stations and also written drama for radio before joining Yangon Film School (YFS) in 2012. His first short YFS documentary, Insein Rhythm premiered at Visions du réel international documentary film festival in Nyon in Switzerland in 2013, and his short drama, Next Month won an award at the Wathann Film Festival in Yangon in 2013. He has since directed another short fictional work, To School; this title was also produced during a Yangon Film School workshop, as was A Man for All Seasons.

Awards & Nominations

April, 2013
Vision Du Réel International Film Festival
Special Mention Best Student Film
Nyon, France


October, 2015
Reggio Film Festival
Reggio Emilio, Italy
December, 2014
Luang Prabang Film Festival
Luang Prabang, Laos
September, 2014
Alpavirama Film Festival
Ahmedabad, India
April, 2014
Chop Shots International Short Film Festival ASEAN
Jakarta, Indonesia
April, 2014
5th Bangkok International Student Film Festival,
New Asian Filmmakers Spotlight
Bangkok, Thailand
November, 2013
Wiesbadener Kinofestival e.V. exground filmfest
Wiesbaden, Germany
October, 2013
DOK Leipzig
German Premiere
Leipzig, Germany
October, 2013
SEA ArtsFestival
London, United Kingdom

Director's Filmography


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The Painter



Behind the Mask




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