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Films By Garin Nugroho

... ... A young boy, full of fear and fascination, covertly watches as his mother performs for an unseen admirer A shot is fired and lives are scarred. Awesome in its intensely erotic, seductive grace, the opening sequence of Garin Nugroho's (Letters For an Angel MIFF 94) third feature is a dance ... Read more
Leaf on a Pillow depicts the rough and tumble daily life of three young homeless kids on the streets of Yogyakarta. During the day they scrounge a living in the crowded, nar­row streets of the market area of the city. At night they share a deserted corner of the market place with Asih, a middle ... Read more
Garin Nugroho's evocative feature, Letters For An Angel, was shot on Sumba, one of the chain of islands in the Nusa Tenggara group, stretching from Bali to Timor. The film mixes documentary and fictional elements, and was made with extensive cooperation from the local population. ... The first ... Read more
... ... Garin Nugroho's directorial debut, Love on a Slice of Bread, is one of the most unusual films ever made in Indonesia; a modem love story which has a new psychological complexi­ty for Indonesian cinema, a progressive and positive approach to the representation of women, and an openness ... Read more
An epic musical drawing on the tradition of Javanese theatre, dance and music, Opera Jawa comprises multiple dance troupes and a cast of hundreds. Husband and wife Siti and Setyo are both former dancers, now labouring in an ailing earthenware business. When Setyo is called away on business, local ... Read more
The story of three young people lured into a radical Islamic organisation. ... Crisscrossing between the stories of Rima, a dynamic recruit whose ambition is soon thwarted by Islamic convention; the disaffected Jabir, who is looking for a way out of a cycle of poverty; and Asimah (played by the ... Read more
... ... Made on video for an environmental semi­nar (the International seminar on Water) held in Jakarta by the Goethe Institute in December 1991, this film has subsequently won prizes at festivals in Europe. Using the voice-overs of its participants, the film depicts the lives of water ... Read more
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