27 Steps of May

ASIAN FEATURE

Director: Ravi Bharwani

Duration: 112 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Indonesia

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


INDONESIAN PREMIERE

WED, 28 NOV 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO A / 19:00

FRI, 30 NOV 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO A / 10:00

SYNOPSIS


Eight years ago, 14 year old May was gangraped. May’s father is devastated, blaming himself for not being able to keep his daughter safe. Traumatized significantly by this incident, May withdraws completely from life. She blocks out all emotions and constructs a protective bubble around her. While May lives her life without connections, emotions, or words, her father, trapped by feelings of guilt leads a double life. With May, he is a gentle soul who sacrifices everything to provide comfort and protection for his daughter. But in the boxing ring, he is a boxer who fights to channel his rage. Father and daughter have lived this way for 8 years until a stranger, a magician, moves in next door and creates a small crack in May’s carefully erected protective wall. The magician stirs May’s sense of wonder and in doing so awakens her emotions. She becomes brave enough to search and face her once lost feelings, sensations, and memories. With the help of the magician May revisits her past in order to free herself and move forward.

Delapan tahun yang lalu, May, remaja berusia 14 diperkosa oleh sekumpulan geng. Ayah May sangat terpukul, menyalahkan dirinya sendiri karena tidak bisa menjaga putrinya. Karena sangat trauma akibat insiden ini, May menarik dirinya sepenuhnya dari kehidupan, dan ayahnya terjebak oleh perasaan bersalah yang membawanya hidup di dua kehidupan. Bersama May, dia adalah jiwa lembut yang mengorbankan segalanya demi kenyamanan dan keamanan putrinya, namun di ring tinju, dia adalah petinju yang bertarung untuk menyalurkan amarahnya. Sampai akhirnya seorang pesulap pindah ke rumah sebelah dan menciptakan celah kecil di dinding pelindung milik May. Pesulap itu membangkitkan rasa ingin tahu May yang kemudian membangkitkan emosinya dan membebaskan dirinya untuk bergerak maju.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Ravi Bharwani

RAVI BHARWANI graduated from the Jakarta Institute of the Arts (IKJ) in 1990. After directing several commercials, documentaries, short movies and made-for-TV movies, he made his feature film The Rainmaker which premiered in Busan International Film Festival – Asian New Current. This film was later selected to the Bangkok, Jakarta, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Shanghai, Vladivostok, Cinemanila interna tional film festival. It won the best film in the Asia new talent award in Shanghai, China. Jermal, his second feature , where he worked with two other directors – Rayya Makarim and Utawa Tresno, was selected for screening in Pusan, Rotterdam, Melbourne, Montreal, Vancouver, Edinburgh, Copenhagen and numerous other International film festivals and has received several awards.

RAVI BHARWANI lulus dari Institut Kesenian Jakarta (IKJ) pada tahun 1990. Setelah menyutradarai beberapa iklan, dokumenter, film pendek dan film yang dibuat untuk TV, ia membuat film panjangnya ,The Rainmaker, yang ditayangkan di Busan International Film Festival – Asian New Current. Film ini kemudian terpilih untuk festival film internasional di Bangkok, Jakarta, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Shanghai, Vladivostok, Cinemanila. Jermal, film panjang keduanya, di mana ia bekerja bersama dua sutradara lain – Rayya Makarim dan Utawa Tresno, terpilih untuk ditayangkan di Pusan, Rotterdam, Melbourne, Montreal, Vancouver, Edinburgh, Kopenhagen dan sejumlah festival film Internasional lainnya dan telah menerima berbagai penghargaan.

Contact: 

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