Michelle Yeoh to grace ‘Memory’ filmfest

Lin Lin Khaing

Famous Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, best known for her roles in the 1997 James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “The Lady”, is expected to attend the third edition of the Memory International Film Heritage Festival at the end of this month.

At the festival, she will be joined by French actress Catherine Deneuve, Hong Kong actress Cheng Pei-Pei, Singaporean actress Marrie Lee, French director Olivier Assayas as well as local veteran actresses Swe Zin Htike, Khin Thida Tun, Nwe New San, and director Thin Thin Yu.

Gilles Duval and Séverine Wemaere, co-directors of the Memory Film Festival, said the festival aims to open a window into the past for a better understanding of the present world. 

The film festival kicks off at Naypyidaw Cinema on Friday at 4pm for a run through June 7. Up to 50 classic films released between 1906 and 1978 will be screened at the film festival in accordance with the festival’s theme “Women”.

Screenings of silent films will be accompanied with live music by Ito and his band, Laurel Art Academy, and German pianist Pierre Ozer and Katharina Brandl. Discussions on women will also be held. Admission is free. All are welcome.