The Venerable W.

Le Vénérable W.

Ctihodný W.

Photography: Victoria Clay Mendoza
Editing: Nelly Quettier
Sound: Florian Eidenbenz
Music: Jorge Arriagada
Actors, social actors: Maria de Meideros
Producer, Co-producer: Margaret Menegoz (Les Films du Losange), Lionel Baier (Bande à part Films)
Color: Colour
Language: Burmese, English, Spanish

Wirathu, an influential and much-respected monk, is the embodiment of a shocking form of Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar, as he openly calls for the oppression and liquidation of the Muslim minority. This film provides an intimate insight of the background of an ethnic conflict, stirred up by proven propaganda methods, which chillingly parallels the current Islamophobia in Europe.


French actor and director Barbet Schroeder (1941) was born in Iran. The music for his debut film, More (1969), was composed by Pink Floyd. He has made more than twenty fiction and documentary films.

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LES FILMS DU LOSANGE / Lise Zipci / 22 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie / Paris / France / +33 1 44 43 87 13 / /
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: A Testimony on Politics
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: CZ
26.10.2017Dělnický dům 10:00


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