SYNOPSIS : Burma is a land of creation, innovation and inspiration. A cocoon where a thousand metamorphoses take place and a thousand butterflies take flight. Filmmaker Anne Murat and photographer Brice Richard captured a glimpse of that little known side of Burma. Through 66 interviews and portraits of social, intellectual, religious and artistic pioneers, they bring forth the image of a country not chained to the past, but soaring toward the future.

AMBITION : The objective of Rangoon Cocoon is to provide a richer, more complex portrait of Burma – to highlight the stories of Burmese people who, in spite of difficulties, have found spaces of freedom to create, innovate and care for each other.
In order to achieve their goal, Anne Murat and Brice Richard decided to approach the country not from its politics, but from its people, by conducting interviews with a variety of stakeholders. The questions were simple and open: “Who are you? What do you do? What are your dreams? Your victories? Your frustrations?” They collected 40 hours of videos, 15,000 pictures, and 66 interviews.


VIDEO : Anne Murat
PHOTOGRAPHY : Brice Richard
PRODUCTION : Kometa Films
DURATION : 90 & 52 minutes

SOUND : 2.0
LANGUAGES : Burmese, English, Spanish
SUBTITLES : French, English

WITH (in order of appearance)

U Zawtika
San San Yi
Ko Ba Oo
Nan Khin Khin
Nan Cherny
Mya Mya Toe
Thin Zan
Soe Khaing
Soe Thu
Mya Naing
Pa Le
Ko Thant Zin
Moe Swe
Prof. Robert Taylor
Soe Khaing
Kyaw Kyaw Bo
Than Hteik
“Green Plant” Band
“First aid box” Music Club
Min Thein Kha


Directed by : Anne Murat
Photographies and Interviews : Brice Richard
Editing : Lucile Sautarel
Additional Image editing : Alizée Manche
Sound mix : Tamara Demicheli
Teaser trailer : Charlotte Teillard d’Eyry
Production : Kometa Films, Edyta Janczak-Hiriart, Vincent Roullet
Translations : Khin Zin Minn, Aung Moe Win, Lin Lin Aung



ARTISANS VOYAGEURS Festival : Prix des Lycéens
PARIS : Isha Tanaka
MARSEILLES : Colloque Burma Studies IRSEA-CNRS
AVIGNON : Exposition « Myanmar, un certain regard »
RANGOON : Alliance Française
WASHINGTON : Georgetown University


Presskit brief

Photo Essay


L’Envol, by Anne Murat and Brice Richard


Libération, rubrique Grand Angle

Daily Bruin


Figaro Madame


L’oreille à l’envers

Little Burma