Chinlone Magic Circle – short film

Chinlone Magic Circle – short film

Chinlone is a traditional Burmese sport involving up to 6 players and a woven cane ball which the players try to keep in the air by using only their feet and knees. The Chinlone sport was first played in the courts of ancient Burmese Kings, and dates back to 7th Century AD.

Chinlone requires focus and coordination and stamina as well as synchronized cooperation between players. It promotes health as well as friendship and fun, and brings people together in a non-competitive game.

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Chinlone Magic Circle – short film

45 min | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2011

Director:Kyi Soe Tun

Producers:Htin Myaing & Win Win Kyi in Association with Aungzay Institute Inc.

Dir. of Photography:Soe Than

Starring: Kaung Khant and Toe Myat Noe Wai

A young soccer fan shunned the traditional “Chinlone” sport. He discovers joy and beauty of playing Chinlone and discovers the many parallels of failing in love with a girl of his dreams and his love for the Chinlone sport.


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