Myanmar-American film-maker Christina Kyi's debut feature film "Mudras Calling" is expected to be released to local cinemas soon.
The film centres on Jaden, a young American-Myanmar, returning to Myanmar in search of his roots and biological parents. While researching into Myanmar traditional music and dance, he falls for Hnin Thuzar, a beautiful graduate in classical dance of the University of Culture.
The English-language film stars Zen, Hla Yin Kyae and Nann Wai Wai Htun. It was shot on location in places around Myanmar like Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan.
"While attending acting class at Laurel Art Academy, I was advised to apply for the audition. I tried to bring my character to life when I was acting," said Hla Yin Kyae, the lead actress in the film, adding: "Since I'd already memorised my lines, I was able to prepare ahead for my character."
“Mudras Calling” has been submitted to various international film festivals including one in India.