Film - Program 5 Filmfest 2019


Directed by Shin Thandar


Director: Shin Thandar
Section: Program 5
Country: Myanmar
Year: 2019
Language: Myanmar
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Thant Zin
18+ (no age rating)

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Thant Zin came to Yangon with his brother around three years ago. He may have been twelve years old at the time, but he can’t really remember. After finding him a job at a car wash, his brother returned to their village, leaving Thant Zin behind. Deeply unhappy in his badly paid job, and fed up with sleeping under a torn mosquito net in a dark and dingy room, Thant longs to go home — but he doesn’t remember where his village is, or even what it is called. A sensitively filmed short documentary about how one boy tries to cope with loneliness and abandonment — a fate shared by many children and young adults migrating from rural Myanmar to the city in search of work and a better life.

  • Film School: Yangon Film School

  • Duration: 15 Min.

Meet the director


Shin Thandar

Shin Thandar (27) is from Sittwe in northwestern Myanmar. After studying English at Yangon’s University of Foreign Languages and earning a degree in information technology, she spent several years as a communications person before enrolling in the Yangon Film School in 2018. She is currently editing a series of World Bank-funded short films promoting access to health, education, and jobs. LOST BOY is her first documentary as a director.


Director of Photography: Moe Kyaw Thu
Film Editor: Thida Swe
Sound: Ja Roi Aung