The Europeans are back in town

With the 26th annual European Film Festival upon us, Myanmar film censors have their scissors at the ready Less than two weeks after the end of the Wathann Filmfest, another film festival has arrived in town. The 26th annual European Film Festival will see 13 films from 11 European countries screened over 10 days at […]

Skirting Comedy Limits in Myanmar

MANDALAY, Myanmar — Emerging from behind a tawdry blue curtain in the garage of his three-story home here in Myanmar’s second-largest city, U Lu Maw made his way onto a makeshift stage to do what he does best: tell jokes. “I don’t trust the government,” Mr. Lu Maw, 66, bellowed into the microphone in English […]