The Seen and Unseen

Kamila Andini/86 minutes/2017/Indonesia/Fiction

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ASIAN FEATURE

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 16:00 | EMPIRE XXI

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ASIAN FEATURE

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 16:00 | CGV CINEMAS J-WALK

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Synopsis

One day in a hospital room, 10-year-old Tantri realises she will not have much more time with her twin brother Tantra. Tantra’s brain is weakening and he has begun to lose his senses one by one. He now spends most of his time lying in bed, while Tantri has to accept the reality that she must soon face life alone. This situation opens up something in Tantri’s mind: she keeps waking up in the middle of the night from a dream and seeing Tantra. The night becomes their playground. Under the full moon, Tantri dances—about her home, about her feelings. As the moon dims and is replaced by the sun, Tantri’s becoming a woman eclipses Tantra’s fading life. Tantri experiences a magical journey and an emotional relationship through body expressions, finding herself between reality and imagination, loss and hope.

Suatu hari di ruangan rumah sakit, Tantri yang berumur 10 tahun sadar bahwa ia tidak akan memiliki banyak waktu lagi bersama saudara laki-laki kembarnya Tantra. Otak Tantra melemah dan ia mulai kehilangan kemampuan indrawinya satu per satu. Kini Tantra selalu berbaring di tempat tidur, sementara Tantri harus menerima kenyataan bahwa ia akan menjadi sebatang kara. Situasi ini memunculkan sesuatu di benak Tantri: ia terus terbangun tengah malam setelah bermimpi bertemu dengan Tantra. Malam pun menjadi ruang bermain bagi mereka berdua. Di bawah bulan purnama, Tantri menari—bercerita tentang rumah, sekaligus perasaannya. Saat bulan meredup dan digantikan oleh matahari, kehidupan Tantri sebagai perempuan mulai mengisi kekosongan akibat kehidupan Tantra yang terus memudar. Tantri mengalami sebuah perjalanan magis dan hubungan emosional melalui ekspresi tubuh, menemukan dirinya berada di antara realita dan imajinasi, di antara kehilangan dan harapan.

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Director

Kamila Andini

Kamila Andini

Director

Kamila Andini was born in Jakarta and graduated from Melbourne’s Deakin University in media art and sociology. Her first works were documentary and TV serial. She also directed some music videos. Her works include A Song for Tukik (2010) and Mirror Never Lies (2011). The Seen and Unseen (2017) is her latest feature.

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Kamila Andini lahir di Jakarta dan mengenyam pendidikan di Melbourne’s Deakin University untuk mendalami seni media dan sosiologi. Karya pertamanya adalah film dokumenter dan serial televisi. Ia juga menyutradarai beberapa video musik. Film-filmnya meliputi A Song for Tukik (2010) dan Mirror Never Lies (2011). Film The Seen and Unseen (2017) adalah film panjang terbarunya.

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