Tilte : Rumah Pohon
Director : Bani Nasution
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After many years hanging along the road, Pari, a ghost who appeared as a 17-year-old girl met Rahmat, 34-year-old soto sellers in a village. Feeling confident that it would bring fortune, Pari was asked by Rahmat to settle in a tree near his shop. Interested in Delima, a 17-year-old girl, Rahmat’s son who also works in a soto shop, Pari agrees with Rahmat’s offer. When he settled there, Pari wanted to communicate by giving signs that made Delima feeling afraid. Meanwhile, Rahmat was stressed because his stall had not been able to improve his economy. Until finally, Rahmat and Delima cut down and leveled the trees beside the stalls and many bones were scattered around the bottom.
Sharing magical experiences has become the daily food amongst Indonesians. For me, magical stories played by supernatural beings / ghosts cannot be separated from historical problems in Indonesia. History records that in 1965 was a time when people died miserably until the term “usum belehan” arose (the season of people being slaughtered). Identity violence becomes a complicated problem afterwards. Violence is discrediting humans even for those who have died. Victims of violence, for me, are “ghosts” who terrorize our subconscious. By making this film, I want to remember that we live among those ghosts who are still searching for the truth.
Bani Nasution was born on 31st of March 1989 in Surakarta. Graduating from ISI Surakarta Film & TV faculty, he made a documentary titled Sepanjang Jalan Satu Arah which received special mention at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Sea Short Film Festival, the 2017 Surabaya Little Festival and 2017 Minikino Film Week.