Directed by Kamila Andini
Berlin Film Festival 2018 - Generation Kplus
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 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
Original Title The Seen And Unseen
Language Balinese, Indonesian
Length 86 mins
Format DCP | 2:35 24fps | Colour | 5.1
Toronto International Film Festival 2017 (Platform Competition), Busan Film Festival (A Window on Asian Cinema, South Korea)... more to be announced !
"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
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.