THE SEEN AND UNSEEN


Directed by Kamila Andini

Best Feature Film Generation Kplus - Berlin 2018

Toronto Film Festival 2017 - Platform

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SYNOPSIS

One day in a hospital room, Tantri (10 years-old) realizes that she will not have a long time along with her twin brother, Tantra. Tantra's brain weakens and he starts to lose his senses one by one. Tantra is now spending most of his time lying in the hospital room while Tantri has to accept the reality that she has to face life alone. This situation opens up something in Tantri's mind.

 

Tantri keeps waking up in the middle of the night from a dream and seeing Tantra. The night becomes their playground. Under the full moon Tantri dances, she dances about her home, about her feelings. As the moon is dimmed and replaces by the sun, so does Tantra and Tantri. Together, Tantri experiences a magical journey and emotional relationship through body expressions; between reality and imagination, losing and hope.

CAST AND CREW

Cast                     Ni Kadek Thaly Titi Kasih, Ida Bagus Putu Radithya Mahijasena, Ayu Laksmi, I Ketut Rina, Happy Salma, Gusti Ayu Raka

Crew                     Director & Writer: Kamila Andini

Producers: Gita Fara, Ifa Isfansyah, Kamila Andini

Executive Producers: Garin Nugroho, Trisno, Anggi Frisca, Vida Sylvia, Retno Ratih Damayanti, Eba Sheba, Yasuhiro Morinaga

Cinematographer: Anggi Frisca Dance

Choreographer: Ida Ayu Wayan Arya Satyani

Sound Designer: Yasuhiro Morinaga

Music Director: Yasuhiro Morinaga

Production Designer: Vida Sylvia

Costume Designer: Retno Ratih Damayanti

Make-Up Artist: Eba Sheba

Editor: Dinda Amanda

Sound Recordist: Trisno

TECHNICAL INFO

Original Title    The Seen And Unseen

Language          Balinese, Indonesian

Genre                 Drama

Length               86 mins

Format               DCP | 2:35 24fps | Colour | 5.1

Year                    2017

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Toronto International Film Festival 2017 (Platform Competition), Busan Film Festival (A Window on Asian Cinema, South Korea), Tokyo Filmex 2017 (Grand Prize Winner, Japan)/ Singapore International Film Festival 2017 (Singapore)/ Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (Golden Hanoman Award, Indonesia)/ Dubai Film Festival (UAE)/ International Film Festival of Kerala (India)/ Glasgow Film Festival (UK)/ Berlin Film Festival (Best Feature Film Generation Kplus, Germany)/ Bengaluru International Film festival (India)/ Malaysia Intl Film Festival (Malaysia)/ Helsinki Cine Asia (Finland)/ Festival International de Films de Fribourg (Switzerland)/ African, Asian and Latin America Film Festival (Italy)/ Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hong Kong)/ BUFF International Film Festival (Sweden)/ CinemAsia Film Festival (Netherlands)/ Febiofest (Czech Republic)/ Cleveland International Film Festival (USA)/ Musée Guimet (France)/ BAFICI (Argentina)/ Sarasota Film Festival (USA)/ MOOOV Film Festival (Benelux)/ IndoFILMcafe (Netherlands)/ Riviera International Film Festival (Italy)/ Sydney Film Festival (Australia)/ Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan)/ Festival Olhar de Cinema (Brazil)/ EstAsia film festival (Italy)/ New Horizons IFF (Poland)/ Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia)/ Cinemagic Film Festival for Young People (UK)/ Seoul Eco Film Festival (South Korea)/ New Zealand International Film Festival (New Zealand)/ Deckchair Cinema (Australia)/ Adelaide Film Festival (Australia)/ Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival (South Korea)/ Zabaikalsky International Film Festival (Russia)/ Sakhalin International Fil Festival (Russia)/ Bangkok Asean Film Festival (Thailand)/ Kids Film Festival (Poland)/ Athens International Film Festival (Greece)/ National Gallery Singapore (Singapore)/ Nara International Film Festival (Japan)/ Brisbane International Film Festival (Australia)/ Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival (Hong Kong)/ Bioskop Australia (Australia)/ LUCAS - International Festival For Young Film Lovers (Germany)/ QCinema Film Festival (Philippines)/ Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada)/ Dublin Feminist Film Festival (Ireland)/ London East Asia Film Festival (UK)/ La Orquidea Film Festival (Ecuador)/ International Women's Film Festival of Salé (Morocco)/   ... more to be announced !

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PRESS QUOTES

"Andini brings the twins’ exploits to life with the requisite visual and tonal balance: crisp and naturalistic, yet also ethereal (...) Premiering in Toronto’s Platform competitive section, The Seen And Unseen evokes instant comparisons to the works of Apichatpong Weerasethakul." Screen

"A haunting and hypnotic interpretation of the child subconscious rooted in Balinese arts and culture. With its drifting rhythm and peculiar aesthetics, this tale of young characters was made with adult audiences in mind and should be a choice item for highbrow festivals." Variety

"Kamila Andini is clearly trying to push narrative cinema to its limits, she is not doing so for the sake of mere provocation. The Seen and Unseen is a film about the liminal zone between the spiritual world and embodiment." Cinemascope

 

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Kamila Andini was born in Jakarta in May 6, 1986. She studied Sociology and Media Arts at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her concern of social culture, gender equality and environmental issue lead her passion to make films with a distinctive perspective of telling a story. In 2011 she released her debut feature film "The Mirror Never Lies", which portraits the life of sea wanderer in Indonesian ocean. The film has traveled through more than 30 film festivals including Berlin Film Festival, Busan, Edinburgh, Seattle, and achieved more than 15 awards around the festival circuit.

 

Her two short films "Following Diana" and "Memoria" portrait women issues both in urban area of Jakarta and also in post conflict area of Timor Leste. Her second feature film, "The Seen And Unseen" premiered in Platform section at Toronto International Film Festival 2017, then went to Busan Film Festival. This film was developed at the Cannes Film Festival's Cindefondation and supported by Huber Bals Fund, Asia Pacific Screen Awards Fund, and Doha Film Institute Grants.