Myanmar’s Maung Sun Attends Locarno, Ma Aeint Faces Jail (Exclusive)

Myanmar’s Maung Sun Attends Locarno, Ma Aeint Faces Jail (Exclusive)
Myanmar director Maung Sun says he fears for the future of his writing and producing partner Ma Aeint who now faces charges brought by the military junta.

Ma Aeint was arrested in early June in Yangon and was held for a month in judicial detention. She has since been transferred to the notorious Insein Prison, where she is being treated as a political prisoner.

Maung Sun was recently able to travel from Myanmar to Europe where he is attending the Residence component of the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation training and development program. He is now in Switzerland, where “Money Has Four Legs” is to be screened at the Locarno Film Festival.

Ma Aeint and Maung Sun jointly wrote the film about a filmmaker facing up to the realities of making a debut film and facing down the censorship authorities. Maung Sun directed the picture, with Ma Aeint directing.

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