The Burmese Classic website’s homepage allows users to view a selection of recently released Myanmar films with English subtitles, such as “A Glance at Love” and “Conflict,” as of October 2015. The website also provides a list of recently uploaded music and documentaries.
Burmese films have a long history dating back to the 1910s; in fact, the first silent movie was Burmese. The film was directed and produced by Ohn Maung, and featured the funeral of a leading politician. Maung later founded The Burma Film Company to produce more films, and he is considered by many to be the the father of Burmese cinema. During the 1920s and 1930s, several other Burmese film companies emerged. Most of the films during this era no longer exist due to the lack of adequate preservation.
During the 1980s, the Burmese movie industry became a privatized organization run by the Burmese government. Film actors and directors who had been involved with political activities were later banned from the movie industry. The government also issued strict censorship rules and largely determines who produces film. As of 2015, the Burmese cinema has experienced a steep decline. There are few theaters available in Burma, and most Burmese films have very low budgets.