On the road to Mandalay 2009, 30 minutes

A film by Alain Mazars
Selected by le FIPA of Biarritz, International Film Festival of Vesoul (cinemas d'Asie)
and Musée Guimet.


Shot in Myanmar, this impressionist documentary depicts the everyday life of a Burmese nun, taking us from a convent to a strange monk school. The movie is focused on observing the movements and behaviors of children and teenagers in their daily lives, asking the questions that a Western traveler can ask himself: Is there a way to be happy other than being a bonze or a Buddhist in a country that looks like a giant monastery? Do young Burmese dare to dream about it?