Temporary Visa

ASIAN PERSPECTIVE

Director: Ghazi Alqudcy

Duration: 123 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Singapore & Bosnia Herzegovina

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


WED, 28 NOV 2018 / CINEMAXX CINEMA B / 13:00

SAT, 1 DEC 2018 / CINEMAXX CINEMA B / 13:00

SYNOPSIS


Jakub is in trouble for overstaying in Bosnia and is faced with the possibility of being deported if he does not obtain a temporary visa within five days. To apply for one, however, requires money that he does not have. Opportunities for easy cash are there but are risky. Jakub resists these temptations, until he realizes that everyone – including his girlfriend Emira who is stealing money from work to continue school – is doing what they have to do to survive. Under such circumstances, Jakub begins to grasp the true cost of this cross-border relationship.

Jakub mendapat masalah setelah terlalu lama tinggal di Bosnia dan menghadapi ancaman deportasi jika ia tidak mendapatkan visa sementara dalam lima hari. Akan tetapi, ia tidak memiliki cukup uang untuk membuat Visa sementara. Kesempatan untuk mendapatkan uang dengan mudah selalu diiringi dengan banyak risiko. Jakub menolak godaan ini, sampai ia sadar bahwa semua orang termasuk kekasihnya, Emira, yang mencuri uang dari tempatnya bekerja untuk melanjutkan sekolah, harus melakukan apapun untuk bertahan hidup. Di bawah keadaan itu, Jakub mulai paham akan harga dari hubungan antar wilayah ini.

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DIRECTOR


Ghazi Alqudcy

Ghazi Alqudcy, born in 1983, is an independent filmmaker based in Singapore. His films have been screened at international film festivals in Netherlands, Denmark, Estonia, Japan, Hong Kong, and many more. Ghazi has directed more than fifty short films and produced two feature length films. He produced the feature length omnibus documentary Lost in Bosnia, which was highlighted by CPH:DOX as a “collective poem  about the very act of filmmaking at a critical, (film-)historical moment in time.” Temporary Visa marks his directorial debut for a feature film. He has a keen interest in exploring daily life in Cinema. He has a Master Degree in Film Making from Sarajevo Film Academy under the tutelage of Bela Tarr. Ghazi’s motto has always been, ‘Buy less t-shirt and make more films!’

Ghazi Alqudcy, lahir pada tahun 1983, adalah seorang pembuat film independen asal Singapura. Film-filmnya telah ditayangkan di festival film internasional seperti di Belanda, Denmark, Estonia, Jepang, Hong Kong, dan masih banyak lagi. Ghazi telah menyutradarai lebih dari lima puluh film pendek dan memproduksi dua film panjang. Ia memproduksi dokumenter panjang Lost in Bosnia yang disebut-sebut CPH:DOX sebagai “kumpulan puisi tentang perbuatan pembuatan film di saat kritis, film bermomen sejarah yang tepat.” Temporary Visa adalah debutnya sebagai sutradara film panjang. Ia sangat tertarik untuk menjelajah kehidupan sehari-hari lewat sinema. Dirinya sendiri telah bergelar master di bidang pembuatan film dari Sarajevo Film Academy di bawah pengawasan Bela Tarr. Motto Ghazi sejak lama adalah, “Jangan telalu sering beli kaos, buatlah lebih banyak film!”

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