Golden Kingdom

Golden Kingdom is a narrative feature film about four orphan boys, novice monks living in a Buddhist monastery in a remote part of Northeast Burma. 

Golden Kingdom

Directed by Brian Perkins

Year: 2016
Running Time: 103
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2:39:1
Language: Burmese
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Golden Kingdom

Cast
Shine Htet Zaw
Ko Yin Saw Ri
Ko Yin Than Maung

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Directed by Brian Perkins


Golden Kingdom is the first international feature film produced in Myanmar since its recent reopening.

Golden Kingdom is a narrative feature film about four orphan boys, novice monks living in a Buddhist monastery in a remote part of Northeast Burma. The head monk departs on a long journey from which he may never return, leaving the boys alone in the middle of the forest. Once the boys are on their own, strange, magical occurrences begin to pass. Orphan Witazara realizes he must protect the three other boys throughout this series of bizarre events, which threaten to unravel the fabric of the young monks’ reality.

Reviews

"The picture is less about its story than creating a sense of place. It's aided by one of the most immersive soundscapes since The Revenant, and Golden Kingdom's world is only slightly less dangerous.” -SF Weekly

"Producer-writer-director Brian Perkins' thoroughly indie debut has the flavor of a first-class travelogue as well as of the new wave of Southeast Asian "jungle pics," with cold reality splashing into phantasmagorical scenes of forest apparitions." -East Bay Express 

“[A] profoundly lyrical film about life, death and spirituality. Perkins directed from his own script using non-professional actors who give performances that are both unstudied and devastatingly effective.” -Killer Movie Reviews 

 

 

 

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Venue City Date
Hollywood Theatre Portland 1480050000November 25, 2016
Village East Cinema New York 1479704400November 21, 2016
Cinefamily Los Angeles 1478926800November 12, 2016
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood Berkeley 1466740800June 24 - July 1, 2016
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol Sebastopol 1466740800June 24 - July 1, 2016
Roxie Theater San Francisco 1466136000June 17 - June 23, 2016
Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1466136000June 17 - June 23, 2016


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