A Thousand Fires

  • Saeed Taji Farouky
  • France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palestine
  • 2021
  • 90 min
  • International Premiere
  • International Competition
In the Magway region of Myanmar, a country home to one of the oldest petroleum industries in the world, live husband and wife Thein Shwe and Htwe Tin. Running an unregulated oil field, they produce a barrel every few days. They wish above all else to see their youngest son succeed, to break the cycle of poverty. A kettle boils. Mud slicked hands work sputtering machines. The ambient sound of a football match hums from a nearby television. “These days passed quickly”, Htwe says.

Credits

Director
Saeed Taji Farouky
Production
Estelle Robin You for Les Films du Balibari
Co-production
Palmyre A. Badinier for Akka Films, Joram Willink for BIND

Contact

World Sales
Wouter Jansen for Square Eyes
Festival Handling
Wouter Jansen for Square Eyes

More information

Spoken languages
Burmese

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