Eaindra Kyaw Zin and her husband Pyay Ti Oo.
By The Irrawaddy 20 September 2021
Imprisoned Myanmar actress Eaindra Kyaw Zin has received the Finest Efficiency Award at Germany’s Oldenburg Worldwide Movie Pageant.
The well-known actress was arrested and jailed for anti-regime actions in early April and is at present spending her 164th day in Yangon’s Insein Jail, alongside hundreds of different political prisoners.
She received the Seymour Cassel Finest Efficiency Award for the melodrama What Occurred to the Wolf? The film follows two ladies who meet and fall in love whereas sufferers at a hospital for the terminally sick, with Eaindra Kyaw Zin and fellow Myanmar Movement Image Academy Award winner Paing Phyoe Thu enjoying the ladies.
On the September 15 opening ceremony of the Oldenburg Worldwide Movie Pageant, the pageant director Torsten Neumann and others wore t-shirts in honor of the detained actress.
Eaindra Kyaw Zin is among the many highest-profile supporters of Myanmar’s Civil Disobedience Motion (CDM). She was arrested alongside along with her husband Pyay Ti Oo, who can also be a well-known actor. The 2 face potential three-year jail phrases for sedition for his or her opposition to the navy regime
The couple, apparently the highest-paid actors in Myanmar, joined road protests demanding a return to democracy following the junta’s February 1 coup. They urged civil servants to refuse to work for the regime and be a part of the CDM.
What occurred to the Wolf? is directed and produced by Na Gyi, who made the movie earlier than the coup. Na Gyi, alongside along with his spouse Paing Phyoe Thu, is in hiding after arrest warrants for sedition had been issued for the couple for allegedly utilizing their superstar standing to oppose the coup. Additionally in hiding are two different actors within the movie, Kyaw Htet Aung and Aung Myint Myat.
Paing Phyoe Thu was additionally nominated for the Seymour Cassel Award for Finest Efficiency.
“Na Gyi’s What occurred to the Wolf? and the performances of the lead actresses left us breathless,” stated award-winning actress and pageant jury member Deborah Kara Unger as she introduced the award.
“We have fun her [Eaindra Kyaw Zin] class, her soul, her invaluable reward to cinema with hope that this reaches her,” she added.
Over 8,200 civilians together with protesters, activists, politicians and celebrities have been detained by the junta because the coup. One other 2,000-odd individuals are the topic of arrest warrants.
The junta has additionally banned the displaying, broadcasting or publishing of works by artists arrested or wished for his or her involvement in anti-regime actions.
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