Southeast Asian cinema

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Southeast Asian cinema is the film industry and films produced in, or by natives of, Southeast Asia. It includes any films produced in Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Southeast Asian cinema is a sub-section of continental Asian cinema, which in turn comes under the umbrella term of World cinema, a term used in some anglophone countries to describe any foreign language films.

The far east as a cultural block includes East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

Key figures[edit]


Main article: Cinema of Burma
  • Min Htin Ko Ko GyiBurma Film director and founder of the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival. (Beyond the Dream and The Last Poem)
  • Kyi Soe TunBurma's most prominent director. His films include Upstream and Blood.


Main article: Cinema of Cambodia


Main article: Cinema of Indonesia



Main article: Cinema of Malaysia



Main article: Cinema of Singapore


Main article: Cinema of Thailand


Main article: Cinema of Vietnam

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Contemporary Asian Cinema, Anne Tereska Ciecko, editor. Berg, 2006. ISBN 1-84520-237-6
  • Southeast Asian Independent Cinema, Tilman Baumgärtel, editor. Hong Kong University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-988-8083-61-9

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