လီလီ | The Beer Girl In Yangon
Lily, a 17 years old girl, works as a hostess in a sleazy bar where underage prostitution is a constant temptation. There, she develops a relationship with a co-worker girl named Moon (19). At home, Lily also has to deal with an uneasy relationship with her factory worker mother Khin Moe (40’s). Lily is going through a phase in which she suffers from a painful menstrual cycle coupled with nightmares, resulting from a psychological trauma of witnessing her political activist father getting tortured in front of her. Longing for a father figure, Lily takes a liking to a mysterious elderly regular customer called Zaw (45’s). Inevitably, Lily’s relationships with all these people will be tested as she dangerously treads the dangers and temptations that lurk around her.
Sein Lyan is an emerging filmmaker from Myanmar, and his documentary work “Unsilent Potato” is well recognized in Myanmar and Southeast Asia. He is the alumni of “Talents Tokyo”, “Ties That Bind” in 2017 and “Autumn Meeting” workshop with director Tran Anh Hung in 2019. Since 2015 he has made short films and documentaries for NHK TV. His short film “An Ordinary Marriage” was screened as European premiere at “Short Wave International Film Festival, Poland. His latest short film “Late Blooming In A Lonely Summer Day” received Momo distribution grants from Singapore. The Beer Girl in Yangon is his first feature length project.
John Badalu has produced and co-produced a few films including Mouly Surya’s “What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love”, “Malila: The Farewell Flower” by Anucha Boonyawatana. His latest film “Everyday Is A Lullaby” is selected at Busan Film Festival 2020. He also co-founded the LGBT festival: Q! Film Festival in 2002 till 2016. He has worked as a Festival Delegate (Film Scout) for some prestigious festivals like: Berlinale, Shanghai International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. He now works as a preselection team at Busan International Film Festival.