Emma’ (Mother)

Riri Riza/82 minutes/2016/Indonesia/Fiction

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2 DEC 2016 | 14.45 |  EMPIRE XXI STUDIO 3

Synopsis

Berdasarkan kisah nyata.
Hidup Athirah hancur ketika wanita lain memasuki kehidupan suaminya. Dalam latar belakang zaman dan budaya di mana poligami masih diterima secara luas, Athirah berjuang sendirian dengan rasa sakit dan rasa hina. Di satu sisi, putra sulung Athirah, Ucu, harus melalui masa remajanya dengan ketidakpastian. Sementara mencoba memahami apa yang sedang terjadi dalam keluarganya, Ucu jatuh cinta pada Ida. Usahanya untuk mendekati Ida tidak mudah dan Ucu semakin frustrasi ketika ia mengetahui bahwa ibunya hamil lagi. Sebuah potret keluarga Indonesia di Sulawesi Selatan sekitar tahun 1960 yang masih bergema saat ini.

Based on a true story.
Athirah’s life is shattered when another woman enters her husband’s life. In a time and cultural
background where polygamy is still widely accepted, Athirah struggles alone with hurt and
humiliation. Meanwhile, Athirah’s eldest son, Ucu, has to go through his teenage years with uncertainty. While trying to understand what is going on in his family, Ucu falls in love with Ida. His effort to approach Ida is not easy and Ucu’s frustration deepens when he discovers that his mother is pregnant again. A portrait of an Indonesian family in South Sulawesi circa 1960 that still resonates today.

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Director

Riri Riza

Riri Riza lulus dari Jurusan Film Institut Kesenian Jakarta dan memperoleh gelar master dalam Penulisan Skenario Film Panjang di Universitas Royal Holloway di London. Karya-karyanya telah memenangkan banyak penghargaan. Ia juga aktif menjadi juri dalam banyak festival film internasional. Riri adalah salah satu pendiri Rumata’ Artspace di Makassar dan pendiri SEAscreen Academy—pelatihan tahunan pembuatan film bagi sineas muda dari Indonesia Timur—dan forum sutradara muda di Asia Tenggara.

Riri Riza graduated from the Film Department of the Jakarta Arts Institute, earned a master degree in Feature Screenwriting from the Royal Holloway University in London. His works have won numerous awards. He is also actively assigned as jury in many international film festivals. Riri is a co-founder of Rumata’Artspace in Makassar and the founder of SEAscreen Academy—an annual filmmaking training for young filmmakers of Eastern Indonesia—and forum for young South East Asian directors.

Contact:
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