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Memories of My Body Unclassified 18+
Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku

Language: IndonesianJavanese with English subtitles

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Winner of UNESCO’s Cultural Diversity Award at the 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Indonesian auteur Garin Nugroho’s Memories of My Body dances through gender stereotypes, societal oppression and his homeland’s recent political history. 

Java, 1980. Abandoned as a boy, Juno finds a new life with a traditional Lengger dance company, warming to its graceful movements while embracing its complicated approach to masculinity. In the group’s performances, male dancers take on female roles, opening Juno’s eyes to the fluidity of gender, sexuality and sensuality – and the struggle that can stem from being different, including within himself.

Nugroho (The Blindfold, MIFF 2012) was inspired by the life of dancer Rianto, who narrates the film as himself, ensuring that Memories of My Body is both a sensitive rite-of-passage drama and a tribute to the cathartic power of artistic expression.

“At once evoking the gritty realities of agrarian Indonesia while also celebrating the richness of its folk culture, Memories of My Body offers a complex picture of the conflicting social and historical traumas concealed within the bodies and minds of marginalised, oppressed social groups in a nominally secular country.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Tickets

7751
Thu 15 Aug 6:15 pm [7751]
Hoyts 6 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
3811
Fri 16 Aug 9:00 pm [3811]
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
This session is bookable on a pass

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Key Cast
Muhammad Khan, Raditya Evandra, Randy Pangalila, Rianto, Sujiwo Tejo, Teuku Rifnu Wikana
Director
Garin Nugroho
Producer
Ifa Isfansyah
Screenwriter
Garin Nugroho
Cinematographer
Teoh Gay Hian
Composer
Mondo Gascaro
Editor
Greg Arya
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Asian Shadows

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