Southeast Asian cinema

Southeast Asian cinema is the film industry and films produced in, or by natives of, Southeast Asia. It includes any films produced in Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Southeast Asian cinema is a sub-section of continental Asian cinema, which in turn comes under the umbrella term of World cinema, a term used in some anglophone countries to describe any foreign language films.

Key figures

Cambodia

Indonesia

Laos

Malaysia

Myanmar

  • Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi – Burma Film director and founder of the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival. (Beyond the Dream and The Last Poem)
  • Kyi Soe TunBurma's most prominent director. His films include Upstream and Blood.

Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

Vietnam

See also

Further reading

  • Contemporary Asian Cinema, Anne Tereska Ciecko, editor. Berg, 2006. ISBN 1-84520-237-6
  • Southeast Asian Independent Cinema, Tilman Baumgärtel, editor. Hong Kong University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-988-8083-61-9
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