Tender are the Feet

Tender are the Feet

Edition Filmmuseum 106

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.

The Film

Tender are the Feet - Burma 1972 - Directed by: Maung Wunna - Written by: Min Shin, based on the novel by Aung Lin - Cinematography: Maung Soe - Music: Master Thein & Diamond Bo Tint - Cast: Zaw Lwin, San San Aye - Produktion: Pan Wai Wai Film Production Rangun, Burma

DVD features

  • Tender are the Feet 1972, 106'
  • 20 page bilingual (English/Burmese) booklet with an essay by Nilanjana Sengupta

Edited by: Filmmuseum München, Goethe-Institut Myanmar
DVD authoring: Tobias Dressel, Gunther Bittmann
DVD supervision: Stefan Drößler

First Edition August 2018

TV Format Original format Audio format Language Subtitles Region code

4:3 (PAL)
Dolby Digital 2.0
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