A Thousand Fires

A Thousand Fires

薩伊德.塔吉.法魯奇Saeed TAJI FAROUKY
2021
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Palestine
  • Switzerland
91min
Colour
  • DCP
Asian Premiere G

A Thousand Fires

Synopsis

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.

Festivals & Awards
2021 Locarno FF
Director's Profile
Saeed TAJI FAROUKY