Sein Lin, a drummer of a traditional Burmese theatre group, falls in love with the beautiful dancer, Khin San. When she leaves the theatre to pursue a career as a film actress, he gives her a small figure as a keepsake, a symbol of traditional theatre. They part ways and he watches her from a distance as she appears to lose her way in the ultra-glamourous world of commercial cinema. This black and white classic comes with an important message: true art is as private and as intense as the love between a drummer and his dancer. Based on meticulous research of Burmese travelling theatre groups, Tender are the Feet was made in 1972. It is one of the first films of Maung Wunna, a director who developed his artistic style during the golden age of Burmese cinema and continued to do so despite the oppressive policies of the military dic tatorship. An important reference point for contemporary filmmakers, it has now been restored from the only sur - viving source material, a DVCPro archive tape provided by Myanmar's national broadcaster MRTV.
Tender are the Feet - Burma 1972 - Regie: Maung Wunna - Drehbuch: Min Shin, nach dem Roman von Aung Lin - Kamera: Maung Soe - Musik: Master Thein & Diamond Bo Tint - Darsteller: Zaw Lwin, San San Aye - Produktion: Pan Wai Wai Film Production Rangun, Burma
- Tender are the Feet 1972, 106'
- 20-seitiges zweisprachiges (englisch/burmesisch) Booklet mit einem ausführlichen Essay von Nilanjana Sengupta
Herausgeber: Filmmuseum München, Goethe-Institut Myanmar
DVD-Authoring: Tobias Dressel, Gunther Bittmann
DVD-Supervision: Stefan Drößler
1. Auflage August 2018