Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku

(Memories of My Body)

FOCUS ON GARIN NUGROHO


Director: Garin Nugroho

Duration: 105 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Indonesia

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


INDONESIAN PREMIERE

MON, 3 DES 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO A / 19.00

TUE, 4 DES 2018 / CINEMAXX CINEMA A / 10.00

SYNOPSIS


Juno is just a kid when his father leaves him in their village of Center Java. Abandoned and alone, he joins a Lengger dance centre where men transform assuming feminine appearance and movements. But the sensuality and sexuality that come from dance and bodies, mixed with the violent social and political situation of Indonesia, force Juno to move from village to village. Though on his journey Juno gets attention and love from his dance teachers, his weird aunty, his old uncle, a handsome boxer and a Warok, he still has to face alone the battlefield that his body is becoming.

Juno masih kecil saat ayahnya meninggalkan dia di desa mereka di Jawa Tengah. Ditinggalkan dan sendirian, ia bergabung dengan sanggar tari Lengger, di mana para lelaki mengubah penampilan dan gerakan mereka menjadi seperti perempuan. Namun, sensualitas dan seksualitas dari tarian dan tubuh mereka, bercampur dengan situasi sosial dan politik Indonesia yang kejam, memaksa Juno berpindah dari satu desa ke desa lainnya. Meskipun dalam perjalanannya Juno mendapat perhatian dan cinta dari guru tarinya, bibinya yang aneh, pamannya yang sudah tua, seorangpetinju tampan, dan seorang Warok, ia masih harus menghadapi medan tempur dengan tubuhnya seorang diri.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Garin Nugroho

After finishing high school in Semarang, Garin Nugroho went to Jakarta to learn about movie in the Faculty of Cinematography in Jakarta Arts Institute (graduated in 1985). Eager to learn more, Garin, who was born in Yogyakarta, studied in the Faculty of Law in the University of Indonesia (graduated in 1991). Garin started his directing career through documentary productions. People began to know his name after his first feature, Cinta Dalam Sepotong Roti (1990). The film instantly earned the title of Film Terbaik (Best Movie) in Festival Film Indonesia 1991. His second film, Surat untuk Bidadari (1992), brought him to the international stage. Starting from that moment, he gained an incredible fame paving his way to various international film festivals. In the sestercentennial celebration of Mozart (2006), he earned a place among the world’s six ‘innovative directors’ to make movies, an opportunity that gave birth to Opera Jawa. In the end of 2006, Garin co-founded Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival. 

Setelah selesai menempuh pendidikan sekolah menengah di Semarang, Garin Nugroho merantau ke Jakarta untuk belajar film di Fakultas Sinematografi, Institut Kesenian Jakarta (selesai pada tahun 1985). Pria kelahiran Yogyakarta ini merasa tidak cukup hanya belajar film. Garin juga mengikuti pendidikan di Fakultas Hukum Universitas Indonesia (selesai tahun 1991). Garin memulai karier sebagai sutradara lewat produksi film dokumenter. Namanya mulai dikenal setelah produksi film panjang pertamanya, Cinta dalam Sepotong Roti (1990). Film tersebut langsung mendapat penghargaan Film Terbaik di Festival Film Indonesia 1991. Film keduanya, Surat untuk Bidadari (1992), membawa Garin ke dunia panggung film internasional. Sejak itu, namanya melejit dan merambah ke berbagai festival film internasional. Pada Perayaan 250 tahun Mozart (2006), Garin terpilih menjadi salah satu dari enam ‘innovative directors’ dunia untuk membuat film, yang kemudian melahirkan Opera Jawa. Di akhir tahun 2006,  Garin ikut mendirikan Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival.

Contact: 

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