The houses there wear verandahs out of shyness
A portrait of Myanmar-based Australian singer-songwriter Tamas Wells caught
in the middle of the recording of the fourth album. Despite anything that might interfere.

Documentary - 15 minutes
Language: English
France - Italy - Myanmar 2010

Festivals & Awards:
DocuDays - Beirut (Lebanon) - Jury's Special Mention
Interfilm - Berlin (Germany) - Decibel Panorama
Monfilmfest - Casalborgone (Italy) - Directors' Panorama
Crossover - Nice (France) - Nice Film Fest Carte Blanche

ABOUT THE FILM

It was April 2006, I was in Melbourne. I walked into a venue where the concert of a local musician I had never heard of before was about to start: it turned out that it would be Tamas's last show in his country for quite a while. In fact he was about to leave for Yangon, Myanmar, where he had recorded the album he was presenting that night. The man, with an acoustic guitar, a traditional Burmese banjo and a sporadic electricity supply had recorded several hours of music, accompanied by the shouts of street salesmen and the constant din of monsoon rain, on a four track tape recorder.

STILLS


LICENSE

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the houses there wear verandahs out of shyness by fabrizio polpettini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

CREDITS

MADE BY FABRIZIO POLPETTINI - WRITTEN BY FABRIZIO POLPETTINI WITH FARID RAHIMI AND JULIE ROUAN - LOCATION MANAGER AND 1ST AD SHIN DAEWE - SOUND RECORDIST PE MAUNG SAME ASSISTED BY ZAW WIN HTWE - SOUND MIX PATRICE ROUILLON - TITLES DESIGN VALERIA PANIZZA - SHOT ON LOCATION IN YANGON AT THE BAGAYA TAWYA KAUNG MONASTERY - ALL MUSIC BY TAMAS WELLS

THIS FILM WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PARTICIPANTS TO "MANGEZ COPRODUISEZ":

ANNE BOISSELEAU, MÉLANIE GARÇON, IVAN HERCEG, MASSIMO CARROZZO, LAURA BRENNI, EMANUELA RIGHI, CARLO ARCURI, GÜLCAN COSKUN, JULIETTE SUBRA, CÉLINE CHERTEMPS, ISABELLE DUMAS, TATIANA MARGAUX BONHOMME, ANNE-LAURE GÉRARD, JOHANNA BARDA, BRUNO NETTRE, VINCENT BERTHELIN, CORALINE ALAN, MANUEL SCHAPIRA

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

LINDSEY MERRISON AND YFS, BRONWYN WELLS, U OKETAMA, U NANDIYA, ALL THE MONKS AND NOVICES AT THE TAUNG SOON MONASTERY, ABDELLAH SOUNI, EVERYONE AT KINOU, GAIA BARTOLUCCI, MARIE-ANNE GUÉRIN, HERVÉ LAVAYSSiÈRE, LINDA FALLON, MATIAS BOUCARD, NINA BAEYERTZ, LES MURRAY AND GUY DELISLE FOR INSPIRATION, JACQUES, YVONNE AND MONIQUE MARTINI, AUNG THUKHA RESTAURANT YANGON.

THE HOUSES THERE WEAR VERANDAHS OUT OF SHYNESS

IS A QUOTE FROM LES MURRAY'S POEM

DRIVING THROUGH SAWMILL TOWNS

BUY




The houses there wear verandahs out of shyness is now available (with French subtitles) as a bonus of the french release of Tamas' fourth album Thirty People Away.

To order please contact: www.artisans-du-disque.com