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Kucumbu tubuh indahku (Memories of my Body)

Orizzonti

Director:
Garin Nugroho
Production:
Fourcolours Films (Ifa Isfansyah), Go-Studio (Matthew Jordan)
Running Time:
105’
Language:
Indonesian, Javanese
Country:
Indonesia
Main Cast:
Muhammad Khan, Raditya Evandra, Rianto, Randy Pangalila, Whani Darmawan
Screenplay:
Garin Nugroho
Cinematographer:
Teoh Gay Hian
Editor:
Greg Arya
Production Designer:
Ong Hari Wahyu
Costume Designer:
Retno Ratih Damayanti
Music:
Mondo Gascaro
Sound:
Khikmawan Santosa, Dicky Permana
Notes:
14+

Synopsis

Juno is just a kid when his father leaves him in their village of Center Java. Abandoned and alone, he joins a Lengger dance centre where men transform assuming feminine appearance and movements. But the sensuality and sexuality that come from dance and bodies, mixed with the violent social and political situation of Indonesia, force Juno to move from village to village. Though on his journey Juno gets attention and love from his dance teachers, his weird aunty, his old uncle, a handsome boxer and a Warok, he still has to face alone the battlefield that his body is becoming.

Director’s Statement

A film is a personal statement or expression of anxiety about the surrounding personal and socio-political issues. The joy of making a movie comes when it succeeds to deliver such messages. I have made 18 films containing various themes; from early 19th century as a backdrop to the present Indonesia; from Islamic radicalism, economic liberalism, to the country’s communist pogrom; all condensed in little stories from various islands in Indonesia. This time, I am very interested in the issue of masculinity and femininity merged in a person’s body. Having a body that is both masculine and feminine has been a very sensitive issue in Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Fourcolours Films
Jalan Retno Dumilah 21B Kotagede
55171 – Yogyakarta, Indonesia
isfansyah@yahoo.com
Tel. + 62 (0) 274412 313
http://www.fourcoloursfilms.com
https://www.facebook.com/FourcoloursFilms

PRODUCTION 2: Go-Studio
Pasaraya Blok M Gedung B Lt. 6, Jalan Iskandarsyah II No.7, RW. 2, Melawai, Kebayoran Baru, RT.3/RW.1, Melawai, Kebayoran Baru
12160 - Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
matthew.jordan@aux.go-jek.com
Tel. + 62 (0) 811 9719116 (Indonesia)
Tel. + 61 (0) 423 272 587 (Australia)

WORLD SALES: Asian Shadows
Unit 26, 22/F, Metro Center II, N°21 Lam Hing St., Kowloon Bay
Kowloon - Hong Kong
lya@chineseshadows.com
Tel. +86 13602721891
http://www.chineseshadows.com


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