Irrawaddy Mon Amour

Irrawaddy Mon Amour

The moving story of a forbidden relationship between two young men, living under the military regime in Myanmar. Homosexuality isn't accepted there and many gay men suffer stigmatisation and... More
57m Italy/Netherlands 2015
Subtitles
English 简体中文 繁體中文
Tags
Gay Romance Documentaries Asia Shorts

Synopsis

The moving story of a forbidden relationship between two young men, living under the military regime in Myanmar. Homosexuality isn't accepted there and many gay men suffer stigmatisation and discrimination. In this particular village community on the Irrawaddy River, however, there is an exceptional, small circle that does welcome homosexuals. During the meetings young people can tell their heartrending stories of exclusion by family and find support within the group. With the help of those people marriage between young lovers has a chance to become a reality...

Details

Country
ItalyNetherlands
Language
Burmese
Director
Nicola GrignaniValeria TestagrossaAndrea Zambelli
Cast
Awards
Queer Lisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer 2016 - Jury Prize for Best Documentary, IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2015, Torino Film Festival 2015
Review
A truly beautiful film that makes every fleeting minute of its one-hour runtime sing

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