Scene from the film A Thousand Fires
Scene from the film A Thousand Fires
Scene from the film A Thousand Fires
Scene from the film A Thousand Fires
Scene from the film A Thousand Fires

A Thousand Fires

Direction
Year 
2021
Country
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Palestinian Territories
Duration
91min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

In the Magway region of Myanmar, a country home to one of the oldest petroleum industries in the world, live husband and wife Thein Shwe and Htwe Tin. Running an unregulated oil field, they produce a barrel every few days. They wish above all else to see their youngest son succeed, to break the cycle of poverty. A kettle boils. Mud slicked hands work sputtering machines. The ambient sound of a football match hums from a nearby television. “These days passed quickly”, Htwe says.

From Palestinian-British filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky, A Thousand Fires is a portrait of a family in flux, and a story of intergenerational conflict and compromise. It is a film of transient moments; of hopes and aspirations; of faith in the forces of karma and luck; of a place, a community, and the rhythms of a day to day; of lingering memories and a turbulent past; and of life persisting, regardless.

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Details

  • Original title
    A Thousand Fires
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Saeed Taji Farouky
  • Editing
    Catherine Rascon
  • Music
    Fatima Dunn
  • Sound
    Maxence Ciekawy
  • Duration
    91 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    • France
    • Switzerland
    • Netherlands
    • Palestinian Territories
  • Colour
    • Colour

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