International Film Heritage Festival

Yangon, 4 – 13 November 2016

About MEMORY! 2015 : our organization, sponsors, and media partners

MEMORY! Organization

MEMORY Cinema Association a non profit entity, Paris-based, acting worldwide in the field of preservation and promotion of film heritage but also in educational programs related to film heritage, is the founder and the organizer of the festival since its creation in 2013. Séverine Wemaere and Gilles Duval are co-directing this entity and the Festival.

MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival wishes to express its deepest gratitude to:

Ministry of Information of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Embassy of France in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar,

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar,

Myanmar Motion Picture Development Department

Myanmar Motion Picture Organization and to Institut français, TOTAL E&P Myanmar

Mingalar Group, CNC, Embassy of Germany in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Goethe Institute

Moving Picture Association (MPA), Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Bouygues Bâtiment International, France 24, Arte, Savoy, Gulliver Myanmar

MEMORY by film professionals : Conferences & Masterclasses

  • Masterclass by Catherine Deneuve, actress (France) moderated by Olivier Assayas, Director (France) and Howard Besser, Film Professor (USA)
  • Masterclass by Michelle Yeoh, actress (Malaysia), moderated by journalist Yves Montmayeur (France)
Yves Montmayeur and Michelle Yeoh ©MEMORY! Festival-Christine Tamalet
Yves Montmayeur and Michelle Yeoh ©MEMORY! Festival-Christine Tamalet

Over 50 portraits of WOMEN in the world

As for each edition, a theme is chosen for the programming. In 2015, the theme is WOMEN. Building a programming around a thematic offers the possibility for the audience to be “guided” into the richness of the large worldwide cinema heritage. The audience will be invited to a “journey” within the selection of films around WOMEN : from a country to another, from early times of the cinema to more recent classics, from a vision to another… Through this selection, the festival aims at opening a window on the world of the past to better understand the world of today. 54 different visions of the women, as of 1906… : loved, hated, despised, criticized, admired, heroic, defeated, mean or brave…

WOMEN is a complex and rich thematic. It covers films directed by men about women, but also films directed by women, presenting their own vision of the world. The thematic gives the opportunity to discover the way women were presented in films and consequently their position in the society through the ages. The thematic will of course embrace women playing a character who will become iconic forever.