Road to BALINALE 2010

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Eat, Pray, Love

Ryan Murphy - USA/Italy/India/Indonesia 2010

Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having a husband, a house, a successful career yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy,; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali. Based upon the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, proves that there really is more than one way to let yourself go and see the world.

Poetry

Chang-dong Lee - South Korea 2010

A powerful drama about a woman at the end of her life who searches for new meaning. Mija lives in a nondescript Korean town with her middle school student grandson eking out a meager living through social welfare. Soon after seeing a doctor to complain of a sore arm and forgetfulness, she enrolls in a poetry class. She takes her poetry very serious as the search for truth and beauty but the validity of this theory is questioned by the ugly truths that dawn on her.

Animal Kingdom

David Michôd - Australia 2010

This riveting crime drama tells the story of seventeen year old J (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. After the death of his mother, J is left to find his place among his estranged criminal family. First blood is spilt, stalemates broken, and ten sions between the family and the police erupt. Forced into a corner, J finds himself together with his hapless girlfriend in the midst of a bloody battle. With J’s world spiralling out of control.

Made in India

Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha - USA/India 2010

Made in India is a feature length documentary film about the human experiences behind the phenomena of outsourcing surrogate mothers to India. The film shows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. Weaving together these personal stories within the context of a growing international industry, MADE IN INDIA explores a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology, and choice from a global perspective.

Sang Pemimpi (The Dreamer)

Riri Riza - Indonesia 2010

Sequel to Laskar Pelangi- Belitung island, off the southeast coast of Sumatra, 1985. Three poor childhood friends - quiet Ikal (Vikri Septiawan), his orphaned cousin Arai (Rendy Ahmad) and stuttering fellow-orphan Jimbron (Azwir Fitrianto) -are now teenagers and studying at a pesantren (Islamic boarding school). The charismatic but unreliable Arai instills them all with the need to pursue their dream, and one day to study in Paris. Ikal wants his distant but loving father (Mathias Muchus) to be proud of him; Arai is determined to win the heart of snooty schoolgirl Zakia Nurmala (Maudy Ayunda); and Jimbron tries to be a devout Muslim.