The Gemini

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The Gemini
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Theatrical poster
Directed byNyo Min Lwin
Screenplay byLynn Myat Thwin
Story byBhone Htut Khaung
Produced byThit Thit Myint Saing
StarringOkkar Min Maung
Nyein Chan Kyaw
Aye Myat Thu
CinematographyTint Sann
Edited byChan Thar
Music byPe Kabar Nyein Chan
Production
companies
  • Udan Pictures
  • Gemini Media Productions
Release date
  • 9 September 2016 (2016-09-09) (United States)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryMyanmar
LanguageBurmese

The Gemini (Burmese: မေထုံရာသီဖွား) is a 2016 Burmese drama film directed by Nyo Min Lwin, starring Okkar Min Maung, Nyein Chan Kyaw and Aye Myat Thu. The film follows a love story between two men who had faced difficulties in their life after one had been forced into an arranged marriage. The film was the first LGBT film in cinema of Myanmar and openly railed against the Burmese homosexuality laws.[1][2]

The Gemini premiered at the Cinema Village in New York City on 9 September 2016, and became the first Burmese film shown in Hollywood.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

The film begins with a scene of bed sheets pooling on the floor and two men swing their legs into view. The film cuts to a cold discussion between Thit Wai and his wife, Honey Pyo. Later, Honey Pyo is shattered when she learns that her husband's plane has crashed.

Nay Thit approaches the young widow at the funeral claiming to be his college friend. Flashbacks reveal the romantic relationship between Thit Wai and Nay Thit, and Honey Pyo suspects her late husband is with Nay Thit which she decides to investigate.

Cast[edit]

Release and international showing[edit]

The film was first shown on 9 June 2016 at the Cinema Village in New York and shown on Laemmle Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 September 2016. The film was screened in Myanmar on 2 Dec 2016.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "Convoluted plot and tech issues undo gay romantic thriller 'The Gemini'".
  2. ^ "Burmese Director Explores Same-Sex Relationships in New Film". 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ MizzimaTV. "Myanmar gay film The Gemini will premiere at Cinema Village in New York on Sept 9, and it will become the first Myanmar film to be shown in Hollywood. Mizzima.com".
  4. ^ http://www.cinemavillage.com, Cinema Village. "GEMINI - Cinema Village".
  5. ^ themoviegemini.com

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