DIRECTOR: Kamila Andini
AUSTRALIA/QATAR / 2017
SATURDAY 11 MAY 4:3OPM / CINEMA 2
FRIDAY 17 MAY 8:00PM / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 83 MINS
A haunting and hypnotic interpretation of the child’s subconscious, rooted in Balinese arts and culture.
This award-winning film at the Adelaide Film Festival and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards is an insightful journey into the bonds between twins. Tantri is a 10-year-old girl who is observing her twin brother Tantra gradually dying. While their mother grieves in her own quiet way, the twins through their dreams and subconscious connections experience a different world. Apart from flashbacks to their earlier life, they undergo a spiritual and cultural existence that is based on historic Indonesian traditions and beliefs. The look of the film is nothing short of incredible, and it allows audiences to reach some sort of understanding of deeply felt childhood relationships. There is also a great deal of symbolism and natural occurrences, as evidenced by the amazing shadow puppet show, that underlie the depth of Indonesian culture.
RED CARPET COCKTAIL PARTY
The ASEAN Conference at UTAS (see page 17 for details) ends with an exotic cocktail party at Queen Victoria Museum, Wellington Street (around the corner from the Village Cinemas, Launceston) featuring Indonesian food, local wines and beer plus gamelan music to set the mood. Join us and meet our Indonesian dignitaries. Ibu Nani Zulminarni, Founder and Director of PEKKA, (a women’s empowerment CSO that collaborates with over 50,000 female heads of household across 20 provinces in Indonesia) will speak about their work and the film made on the subject.
Cocktail party $50 Book at indonesian-stories-cocktailparty.eventbrite.com.au