DIRECTOR Christina Kyi’s Mudra’s Calling
has been selected by the China Film
Association to be screened at the 28th
Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers
Film Festival from 19 to 23 November in
Xiamen, Fujian Province of China.
During the screening period, the audience
will vote on various aspects that
will factor into the decisions for selecting
the best foreign film, director, actor and
actress. Mudra’s Calling enjoyed critical
success across Myanmar and also won
several awards abroad, including the Silver
Palm Award at the Mexico International
Film Festival 2017 and the Platinum Award
at the International Student Newcomer
Woman Film Festival (ISENMA) 2017.
Produced by Central Base Productions,
the film stars actor Zenn Kyi, actresses
Hla Yin Kyae and Nan Wai Wai
Tun, and other talents in the action drama.
Originally established in 1981, the
Golden Rooster Awards were combined
with the Hundred Flowers Awards into a
single national festival in 1992. The Golden
Rooster is China’s highest professional
award while the Hundred Flowers is given
to the people’s top choice.
This is not the first time a Myanmar
film has been selected for the festival. In 2010, actor Aung Thura won the best actor
award for the film ‘Shadows of the Past’
at the 19th iteration of the film festival.