Biruma no tategoto (a.k.a. The Burmese Harp) is a 1956 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Kon Ichikawa. It was based on a novel written by Takeyama Michio. The film was nominated for the 1957 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 1985, Ichikawa re-made the film, this time in colour and with different actors.
Biruma no tategoto got several awards and nominations, as:
* 1957 Academy awards - best foreign film - nominated - Masayuki Takagi
* 1957 Mainichi film concours - best film score - won - Akira Ifukube
* Venice film festival - OCIC Award - Honorable Mention - Kon Ichikawa
* Venice film festival - San Giorgio Prize - Kon Ichikawa
* Venice film festival -Golden Lion - Nominated - Kon Ichikawa