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The Monk


Sat Dec 13 2014, 11:00am

Where: Shaw Lido , 350 Orchard Road, 5th/ 6th Floor, Shaw House , Tanglin, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Informed by a strong Buddhist sensibility, The Monk is a treatise on faith and spirituality set in Myanmar. This sensitive coming-of-age tale revolves around a young monk, Zawana, who has spent most of his life in a monastery in the Burmese countryside. When his superior falls ill, Zawana is faced with the dilemma of deciding if the life of a monk is still his destiny.

Director The Maw Niang’s realist style and use of amateur actors lend a documentary-like sensibility that imbues this Burmese-Czech production with honesty, grittiness, and earnestness, as it examines adolescent struggles against the poverty of rural Myanmar, and the allure of the city.

Filmmaker in attendance.