Rain in 2020

Rain in 2020

Taiwan/ Myanmar

2021

79 min

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Taiwan/ Myanmar

2021

79 min

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This documentary, shot over seven years, shows the changes in a family alongside the realities of society in Myanmar. In 2020, the pandemic was spreading, and a major collapse at a jade mine killed and injured many miners. Ah Tian was forced to go back home during the rainy season. There, heavy rain floods the entire village, including his family with sewage. Their lives, in their masks, getting soaked over and over again, mirrors that of others in Myanmar, lucking out life’s dilemmas. Nobody knows when the muddy water will be gone or what the calm after the storm is.

This documentary, shot over seven years, shows the changes in a family alongside the realities of society in Myanmar. In 2020, the pandemic was spreading, and a major collapse at a jade mine killed and injured many miners. Ah Tian was forced to go back home during the rainy season. There, heavy rain floods the entire village, including his family with sewage. Their lives, in their masks, getting soaked over and over again, mirrors that of others in Myanmar, lucking out life’s dilemmas. Nobody knows when the muddy water will be gone or what the calm after the storm is.

Original Language

Chinese/ Burmese

Direction

Lee Yong-Chao

Camera

Lee Yong-Chao

Editing

Lee Yong-Chao

Sound

Lee Chia-Jung

Producer

Lee Yong-Chao/ Yan Zih-Mei

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Lee Yong-Chao, born in Myanmar, was accepted into the 7th Golden Horse Film Academy founded by Hou Hsiao-hsien in 2015, and now works in Taiwan and Myanmar. His short films have been nominated at the Busan International Film Festival, the Warsaw Film Festival, the Black Nights Film Festival, the Krakow Film Festival, and the Singapore International Film Festival Short Film Competition, among others. His first documentary feature, Blood Amber, was selected at the Locarno Film Festival for the Semaine de la critique competition section.

Lee Yong-Chao, born in Myanmar, was accepted into the 7th Golden Horse Film Academy founded by Hou Hsiao-hsien in 2015, and now works in Taiwan and Myanmar. His short films have been nominated at the Busan International Film Festival, the Warsaw Film Festival, the Black Nights Film Festival, the Krakow Film Festival, and the Singapore International Film Festival Short Film Competition, among others. His first documentary feature, Blood Amber, was selected at the Locarno Film Festival for the Semaine de la critique competition section.

Contact

Yu Ming-Chu / LEE YONG CHAO FILM STUDIO.tw

Contact

Yu Ming-Chu / LEE YONG CHAO FILM STUDIO.tw