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Garin Nugroho, The Blindfold, 2012

Terracotta Film Festival: Spotlight on Indonesia

11 Jun 201323 Jun 2013

Before the phenomenal success of The Raid, Terracotta programmers had been tracking developments in Indonesian film - the key players and the diverse output of films. Now is an opportune time to shine a spotlight on this fascinating, populous, economically successful country, which has a rich history of trading with the West.

Well known for the tourist beaches of Bali and for the coffee from Java, Indonesia is geographically vast with varying landscapes. In modern times it has endured ethnic conflicts and political turmoil. Take the friction between tradition and modernity, add in beautiful locations and some fascinating stories to tell, and you have a fertile ground for stunning creativity.

Terracotta are proud to present these six films of mixed genres (auteur, romantic drama, historical epic, social and a musical) by emerging and well-established directors.

By offering you just a teaser, the festival hopes to inspire you to delve further into the wonders of Indonesian cinema.

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  • Terracotta FF: The Dancer

    11 Jun 2013

    The Dancer provides an insight into Indonesia's social, cultural and political backgrounds in the sixties, through the tale of two lovers from a poor village in central Java who are separated by the anti-communist purge in 1965.

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  • Terracotta FF: Lovely Man

    12 Jun 201323 Jun 2013

    Cahaya, a 19 year old Muslim, leaves her small village in search of her long lost father Ipuy, who left when she was four. A provocative and powerful film about a father-daughter story unlike any you've seen.

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  • Mouly Surya, What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love, 2013

    Terracotta FF: What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love

    13 Jun 2013

    At a special needs boarding school, the students are like any other teenagers: outside of their visual limitations, they attend classes, pursue artistic endeavours, and occupy their minds with love and dreams.

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  • Edwin, Postcards from the Zoo, 2012

    Terracotta FF: Postcards from the Zoo

    14 Jun 2013

    A beautiful and dreamlike adventure telling the story of Lana, a girl raised by a giraffe trainer after being abandoned in Jakarta zoo.

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  • Garin Nugroho, Opera Jawa, 2006

    Terracotta FF: Opera Jawa

    15 Jun 2013

    A traditional Indonesian tragedy is reworked into a visually stunning and award winning musical in Opera Jawa, telling the story of a man who has doubts about his wife's fidelity, all but driving her into the arms of another.

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  • Garin Nugroho, The Blindfold, 2012

    Terracotta FF: The Blindfold

    15 Jun 2013

    From Indonesia's leading film director Garin Nugroho, The Blindfold tells the story of three young people lured into a radical Islamic organisation.

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