Meet the Filmmakers: LOST BOY
Interview with director Shin Thandar
Director Shin Thandar
Where does the inspiration for your film LOST BOY come from?
The inspiration for my film comes from my empathy for a boy who doesn’t even know his exact birthday and where he comes from. I thought I could help him to find his home in the end. That’s why I decided to make a film about him.
What's your favorite film quote?
My favorite film quote is "Is it better to speak or to die?".
What is your favourite film - officially and secretly?
My favorite film officially is IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE by Wong Kar-Wai and secretly TASTE OF CHERRY by Abbas Kiarostami.
What was your favorite film festival experience so far?
I had a good experience at one of the rare filmfestivals in my home country, “Wathan Festival”, last September.
Keyword "Munich". What comes to your mind first?
As I am a big fan of Manchester United, I am thinking about the Munich accident of their team in 1958. This is how I got the keyword “Munich” in my head.
- This film will be screened in Program 5
- Film School: Yangon Film School Myanmar