About a Woman

Teddy Soeriaatmadja/90 minutes/2015/Indonesia/Fiction


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Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 13.25 | TAMAN BUDAYA YOGYAKARTA


Synopsis

Dayu (64) adalah seorang janda tua yang sudah hidup sendiri selama lima belas tahun terakhir ini.  Setelah kehilangan pembantu rumah tangga yang sudah bekerja untuknya selama lima belas tahun, Dayu mempekerjakan pemuda yang baru berumur tujuh belas tahun.

Film ini adalah tentang dua orang asing yang dipaksa untuk hidup satu atap dengan situasi yang tidak biasa. Ketegangan dimulai dari rasa takut, ketidakpastian, kecanggunggungan yang pelan-pelan berubah menjadi getaran seksual antara Dayu dan pemuda itu.

Dayu (64) is an aging widower who has been living on her own for the past fifteen years.  After losing a housemaid who has been working for her for fifteen years, Dayu hires a boy house maid who is still seventeen years of age.

This film is about how two strangers who are forced in to living under one roof under unusual circumstances. Tension begins from fear, uncertainty, awkwardness which gradually evolves in to sexual tension between the Dayu and the boy.


Director

Lahir di Tokyo, Jepang, 7 Februari 1975, Teddy Soeriaatmadja merintis kariernya lewat film independen yang berjudul Culik pada tahun 2001 lalu. Saat ini sudah ada tujuh film karyanya termasuk Banyu Biru, Ruang, Badai Pasti Berlalu, Ruma Maida, Lovely Man, Something in the Way, dan About a Woman.

 

Film-filmnya pernah diputar di banyak festival film besar seperti The Berlinale, Busan International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Mumbai International Film Festival, dan masih banyak lagi. Selama beberapa tahun itu, Teddy juga memenangkan banyak penghargaan baik untuk filmnya maupun untuk arahannya di banyak Festival Film Internasional.

 

Terkenal dengan perhatiannya pada detail, sinematografi yang mencengangkan, dan kemampuan bercerita yang canggih membuat Teddy menjadi salah satu pembuat film yang diakui di Indonesia.

 

Hasratnya dalam bercerita dan pandangan uniknya atas sinematografi terpantul dalam beragam karyanya yang terdiri dari film, video musik, film dokumenter, dan iklan-iklan di televisi.

 

Teddy sekarang berdomisili di Jakarta, Indonesia.

Born in Tokyo Japan 7 February 1975 ,Teddy bear started his career with a an independent film titled CULIK Culik back in 2001.  He has now made seven  films including Banyu Biru , Ruang , Badai pasti Pasti berlalu Berlalu, Ruma Maida, and Lovely Man, Something in the wayWay,  and About a womanWoman.

 

His films has participated in many major film festivals such as The Berlinale , Busan international film festival, Palm Springs international film festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Mumbai International film festival and many more. Over the years Teddy has also won numerous awards both for his films and also for his direction numerous International Film Festivals .

 

Known for his attention to detail, stunning cinematography, and highly developed storytelling ability makes Teddy one of the most highly acclaimed filmmaker in Indonesia.

 

His passion for storytelling and his unique eye for cinematography is projected in his body of work  which consists of films , music video , documentaries, and television commercials.

 

Teddy is now based in Jakarta Indonesia.