SESAT

OPEN AIR CINEMA

Director: Sammaria Simanjuntak

Duration: 90 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Indonesia

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


THU, 29 NOV 2018 / JNM / 19:00

FREE

SYNOPSIS


After her father’s death, Amara had no choice but to move to her strange grandfather’s house in a remote village. All the villagers were old and every sunset they came out of their houses bringing offering while chanting in unison, making the surrounding even more haunting.

Amara found out they were chanting for Beremanyan, a powerful demon residing in a forbidden well in the middle of the forest. Beremanyan would grant any wish of those who performed a sacred ritual there. Amara, who desperately wanted to talk to her father for one last time, performed the ritual, not knowing why no one dared to do it for so long.

Setelah ayahnya meninggal, Amara tidak punya pilihan lain selain pindah ke rumah kakeknya yang aneh di sebuah desa terpencil. Seluruh warga desa itu berusia lanjut dan setiap matahari terbenam, mereka keluar dari rumah masing-masing sambil membawa persembahan dan menyanyikan puji-pujian secara serentak, membuat suasana semakin menakutkan.

Amara segera mengetahui bahwa mereka memuji-muji Beremanyan, iblis yang tinggal di sebuah sumur terlarang di tengah hutan. Beremanyan akan mengabulkan segala permintaan mereka yang melakukan ritual keramat di sana. Amara, yang sangat ingin berbicara dengan ayahnya untuk terakhir kalinya, melakukan ritual itu, tanpa mengetahui alasan mengapa tidak ada orang yang berani melakukannya selama ini.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Sammaria Simanjuntak

Sammaria Simanjuntak is one of the most exciting female writer /director in Indonesia. Her short films were selected in international film festivals including Berlin International Film Festival. Her first feature film, ‘cin(T)a’ , won the Best Original Screenplay in Festival Film Indonesia, the Indonesian Oscars. Her second feature, ‘Demi Ucok’ was awarded Best Film by the prestigious Tempo Magazine. Her third feature, ‘ Sesat’, a female driven horror film, established Sammaria as a filmmaker who is comfortable going to unexpected genres. Sammaria wants to keep telling exciting stories about all the strong women characters around her.

Sammaria Simanjuntak adalah salah satu sutradara/penulis perempuan yang menarik di Indonesia. Beberapa film pendeknya terpilih untuk ditayangkan di festival-festival film internasional termasuk Berlin International Film Festival. Film feature pertamanya, cin(T)a, memenangkan Best Original Screenplay (Skenario Asli Terbaik) di Festival Film Indonesia, festival film paling bergengsi di Indonesia. Film feature keduanya, Demi Ucok, meraih penghargaan Best Film (Film Terbaik) dari Majalah Tempo yang terkenal. Film feature ketiganya, Sesat, sebuah film horror dengan tokoh utama perempuan, menjadikan Sammaria seorang pembuat film yang menikmati eksplorasi genre film yang tidak terduga. Seterusnya, Sammaria tetap ingin menunjukkan cerita-cerita menarik tentang tokoh perempuan tangguh di sekelilingnya.

Contact:

Sammaria Simanjuntak

sammaria@gmail.com