LFLS 03

Like Father, Like Son

Synopsis

Zaw Oo is at a crossroads. In order to prevent his centuries-old Rama troupe from dying out he must train the next generation of players. But how can he recommend the life of a poor Rama performer to his own son?

Director's Biography

Born in Yangon in 1974 Pe Maung Same developed his love for documentary as an editor of newsreel and historical films at AV Media, he also produced his own VCD magazine, ‘Disc Diary’. A participant of YFS since 2005, he has worked on a number of YFS productions, often as cinematographer. Set in Phya Phone, his 2006 directorial debut Like Father, Like Son won a Heinrich Boell Foundation Documentary Award in 2007; his subsequent work displays his enduring fascination for the people and landscapes of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta region.

Screenings

January, 2013
DocPoint Helsinki International Documenatry Film Festival
Helsinki, Finland
November, 2011
Festival International du Documentaire Étudiant
Saint-Ouen, France
October, 2011
Festival Signes de Nuit
Paris, France
July, 2011
Traumzeit Festival
Duisburg, Germany
May, 2011
Vientianale International Film Festival
Vientiane, Laos
November, 2010
Exground Film Festival
Wiesbaden, Germany
October, 2010
Doi Saket Film Festival
Thailand
September, 2010
Thai International Short Film Festival
Bangkok, Thailand
August, 2010
Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez
Douarnenez, France

Director's Filmography

2011

Assistant Cinematographer

18‘42‘‘

2010

Co-Director/Cinematographer

32‘17‘‘

2008
Like A Bubble In Water

Producer

17‘23‘‘

2007

Director

20‘7‘‘

2007
Beyond the Tsunami

Cinematographer

20‘50‘‘

2006
Like Father, Like Son

Director/Camera

14‘16‘‘

2006
The Uninvited Guest

Editor

13‘49‘‘

2005
Homesick

Director/Editor

5‘0‘‘

Cinematographer

15‘20‘‘

Pictures

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