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by Maw Naing Aung


This sensitive coming-of-age tale revolves around a young monk, Zawana, who has spent most of his life in a monastery in the Burmese countryside. When his superior falls ill, Zawana is faced with the dilemma of deciding if the life of a monk is still his destiny.

international title: The Monk
original title: Mnich
country: Myanmar, Czech Republic
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Maw Naing Aung
production: FAMU
backing: MIDPOINT Central European Script Center