Road to BALINALE 2012

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WORLD PREMIERE SPECIAL SCREENING

Date: Friday, 19 October

Time: 19:00

Invitation Only - Friends of the Festival

ALEX CROSS

Director: Rob Cohen
Country: USA
Language: English
Subtitle: N/A
Duration: 101 min
Rating: PG-13
Link: http://www.qedintl.com/qed_films/i-alex-cross/

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

A masterful crime thriller about crusading detective/psychologist Alex Cross who meets his match when he comes up against the psychotic, mob hit man, The Butcher. As Cross investigates the hit man's gruesome murders, The Butcher decides to send him a deadly message by murdering his wife in cold blood. Now enraged, Cross vows to hunt down the killer if it's the last thing he does. However,The Butcher is a serial killing mastermind and continues to evade Cross while pushing him to an ethical breaking point as a cop and father. As Cross closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable – a revelation that could change everything.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Detektif/psikolog Alex Cross bertemu dengan musuh yang seimbang pada sosok The Butcher, seorang pembunuh bayaran dan psikopat. Ketika The Butcher membunuh istri Cross, dia bersumpah untuk membalas dendam dan memburu The Butcher . Namun The Butcher adalah seorang pembunuh jenius dan terus-menerus menyudutkan Cross.

Partially filmed in Bali

 

OPENING NIGHT WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING

Date: Monday, 22 October

Time: 19:00

Invitation Only - Friends of the Festival

JAKARTA HATI

Director: Salman Aristo
Country: Indonesia
Language: Indonesian
Subtitle: English
Duration: 112 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.jakartahati.com/
Note: Filmmakers/Actors in Attendance

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

Jakarta, the pulse of the country and the lifeblood of the people that live there. Sometimes, in the hubbub of progress, Jakarta becomes so ruthless that conscience is crushed in its wake leaves you breathless. This omnibus of six stories follows the search for the heart of Jakarta: a parliament member trapped in jam-packed street, a con-artist and his police son, a down on his luck writer, a young couple left in the dark, a love affair, and Darling Fatima that you're going to love. The film explores -and answers- the question: where is the heart of Jakarta?

BAHASA INDONESIA

Enam kisah yang terjadi secara bersamaan di kota Jakarta: anggota DPR yang terjebak macet, seorang penipu dan putranya yang penegak hukum, seorang penulis yang kurang beruntung, sepasang suami-istri yang terjebak dalam kegelapan, sebuah perselingkuhan dan Darling Fatima, yang pasti membuat anda jatuh cinta.

 

SHORT

Date: Tuesday, 23 October

Time: 12:00

AKU PADAMU

Director: Lasja F. Soesatyo
Country: Indonesia
Language: Indonesian
Subtitle: English
Duration: 16 min
Rating: PG
Note: Filmmakers/Actors in Attendance

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

A young couple want elope. When things get complicated, a stranger who claims he can help offers them an easy way out.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Sepasang kekasih muda berniat untuk menikah tanpa persetujuan keluarga. Ketika keadaan menjadi sulit, sebuah tawaran bantuan datang dari seorang calo.

 

DOCUMENTARY

BROTHER NUMBER ONE

Director: Annie Goldson, Peter Gilbert
Country: New Zealand
Language: English, Central Khmer
Subtitle: N/A
Duration: 97 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://brothernumberone.co.nz/

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

An absorbing, intense documentary following New Zealand's Olympic and Trans-Atlantic rower and political figure, Rob Hamill, and his journey to Cambodia to confront the commander of the prison where his older brother, Kerry, was tortured and killed during the Khmer Rouge regimein 1978.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Sebuah dokumenter tentang Rob Hamill, seorang politikus dan atlet kayuh Olimpiade dan Trans Atlantik, serta perjalanannya ke Kambodia untuk menemui pemimpin penjara dimana kakaknya, Kerry, disiksa dan dibunuh semasa Khmer Merah berkuasa.

 

DOCUMENTARY

Date: Tuesday, 23 October

Time: 14:30

EYE OF THE DAY

Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Country: Netherlands
Language: Indonesian
Subtitle: English
Duration: 94 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.scarabeefilms.com/

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

Part I of The Family Trilogy by Leonard RetelHelmrich. These award winning documentaries are absolutely fascinating, wonderfully observant and intimate. Through the eyes of grandmother Rumidjah, a poor old Christian woman living in the slums of Jakarta, we see the economical changing society of Indonesia and the influence of globalization reflected in the life of her juvenile granddaughter Tari and her sons Bakti and Dwi. Director and DOP Leonard Retel Helmrich follows this family in a unique way with his breathtaking Single Shot Cinema-technique. Without interviews and voice-overs, Leonard will bring you closer to Indonesia than you will ever get.

By far the best documentary film about the Indonesian underclass and essential viewing not only because it is truly enlightening for both Indonesians and long-time foreign expats alike but for its truthful, touching and very carefully put together story. The whole nation should see it.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Bagian pertama dari trilogy The Family karya Leonard Retal Helmrich yang telah memenangkan berbagai penghargaan. Melalui sudut pandang Rumidjah seorang wanita tua Kristen yang hidup di daerah kumuh Jakarta, kita melihat perubahan demi perubahan yang terjadi di Indonesia.

 

FEATURE

Date: Tuesday, 23 October

Time: 17:00

MOURNING

Director: Morteza Farshbaf
Country: Iran
Language: Persian
Subtitle: English
Duration: 85 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://catalogue.globalfilm.org/global-lens-collection/global-lens-2012/mourning-soog.html

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative's house in the north of Iran, they depart abruptly for Tehran in the dark of night forgetting to bring along with them their son. Something terrible happens on the way...

BAHASA INDONESIA

Sebuah pertengkaran sengit terjadi ditengah malam antara sepasang suami istri yang sedang menginap dirumah saudara mereka di utara Iran. Mereka terburu-buru kembali ke Tehran, meninggalkan anak mereka yang terlupakan. Ditengah perjalanan sesuatu yang mengerikan terjadi.

 

FEATURE

Date: Tuesday, 23 October

Time: 19:00

LORE

Director: Cate Shortland
Country: Australia/Germany/UK
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Duration: 109 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/index.php/lore/

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters a mysterious Jewish refugee named Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must trust someone she was taught to hate and face the darkness within her.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Lore harus memimpin adik-adiknya dalam perjalanan mencari tempat perlindungan baru setelah orang tua mereka yang Nazi ditangkap. Ditengah perjalanan mereka bertemu dengan Thomas, seorang pengungsiYahudi yang misterius. Untuk bertahan hidup dia harus mempercayai seseorang yang seharusnya dia benci dan menghadapi sisi gelap dirinya sendiri.

 

FEATURE

Date: Wednesday, 24 October

Time: 12:00

AT THE HORIZON

Director: Anysay Keola
Country: Lao PDR
Language: Lao
Subtitle: English
Duration: 101 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://atthehorizon-movie.com

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

AT THE HORIZON is about two different worlds colliding: the wealthy influential people on the one hand and the poor and honest on the other hand. Sin, a wealthy boy had been spoiled by his parents and has never realized the importance of self-dependence and how to become a responsible man. The boy lives his life relying on his parents wealth and power,making him even more arrogant and pompous. Lud, a mute middle-aged mancame from a rural area to be a motorcycle mechanic in Vientiane. His wife worked as a market woman and they had a six-year-old daughter. Though Luds life was simple, his family was warm and loving. One day Lud unexpectedly faces the greatest loss of his life caused by Sin.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Sebuah kejutan dari Laos yang dibuat dengan dana minimum tapi memberikan hasil yang baik. At the Horizon menceritakan tentang jurang yang menganga antara duniasi kaya dan si miskin. Ketika Sin, seorang pemuda kaya tanpa beban maupun tanggung jawab, tanpa sengaja membunuh istri dan anak dari Lud, seorang laki-laki bisu yang bekerja disebuah bengkel, dia harus berhadapan dengan akibat dari perbuatannya.

 

DOCUMENTARY

Date: Wednesday, 24 October

Time: 14:30

SHAPE OF THE MOON

Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Country: Netherlands
Language: Indonesian
Subtitle: English
Duration: 92 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.scarabeefilms.com/

 

 

Synopsis

Part II of The Family Trilogy, Leonard Retel Helmrich award winning documentaries.

 

DOCUMENTARY

Date: Wednesday, 24 October

Time: 17:00

CONNECTED

Director: Tiffany Shlain
Country: USA
Language: English
Subtitle: N/A
Duration: 82 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://connectedthefilm.com/

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

Interesting, wide-ranging andfast-moving and yet touchingly personal.Filmmaker and Founder of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain investigates the interconnections between the major issues of the 21st century and her own experience of these issues during a family crisis.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Pendiri Webby Awards dan filmmaker Tifany Shlain mendalami hubungan antara kejadian-kejadian penting di abad 21 dan pengalaman pribadinya selama suatu kejadian krisis keluarga.

 

FEATURE

Date: Wednesday, 24 October

Time: 19:00

A SEPARATION

Director: Ashgar Farhadi
Country: Iran
Language: Persian
Subtitle: Indonesian
Duration: 97 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.asiapacificscreenacademy.com/nomsarchive/jodaeiye-nader-az-simin-2/

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh.She has already made all the necessary arrangements but Nader decides to call off the trip. He is having second thoughts about leaving his father, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. As a result of Nader's decision, Simin decides to divorce him. However, the family court refuses to grant the divorce. Simin moves into her parents' house while Termeh decides to stay with her father, hoping that her mother will change her mind and return. Nader hires a young woman, Razieh, to look after his father and unbeknownst to Nader, Razieh is pregnant and accepted the job without her unstable husband's knowledge. Before long, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies, manipulation and public confrontations

BAHASA INDONESIA

Simin ingin meninggalkan Iran bersama dengan suami dan anaknya. Semua persiapan pun sudah dilakukan, tetapi suaminya, Nader, kemudian membatalkan perjalanan karena tidak ingin meninggalkan ayahnya yang menderita Alzhheimer. Akibat keputusan itu, Simin pun mengajukan perceraian tetapi ditolak oleh pengadilan keluarga. Simin kembali kerumah orangtuanya, sementara Termeh, putrinya, memutuskan untuk tinggal dengan ayahnya dengan harapan sang ibu akan berubah pikiran. Nader kemudian memperkerjakan Razieh untuk merawat ayahnya.Tanpa sepengetahuan Nader, Razieh ternyata sedang hamil dan menerima pekerjaan tanpa memberitahu suaminya.

 

SHORT

Date: Thursday, 25 October

Time: 12:00

OCHRE AND INK

Director: James Bradley
Country: Australia
Language: English, Djinba, Ganalbingu, Mandarin
Subtitle: N/A
Duration: 28 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.ochreandinkmovie.com/
Note: Filmmakers/Actors in Attendance

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

The highly acclaimed short-documentary by director James Bradley tells the extraordinary story of Chinese-Australian artist Zhou Xiaoping and his inspiring but sometimes controversial collaboration over 23 years with Aboriginal artists in remote Arnhem Land. Xiaoping and artist Johnny Bulunbulun prepare for the highly anticipated opening of their exhibition in Beijing, but events take a dramatic turn.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Dokumenter pendek yang menuai banyak pujian oleh sutradara James Bradley mengenai seniman China-Australia, Zhou Xiaoping, dan kerja samanya yang menginspirasi sekaligus kontroversial dengan para seniman Aborigin di Arnhem Land selama 23 tahun.

 

DOCUMENTARY

GOD SAVE MY SHOES

Director: Julia Benasra
Country: USA
Language: English
Subtitle: N/A
Duration: 60 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://godsavemyshoes.com/

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

GOD SAVE MY SHOES is the first documentary film to explore the intimate relationship between women and shoes, questioning why shoes are the most addictive item in a woman's closet and how shoes have become a totem object.

BAHASA INDONESIA

God Save My Shoes adalah film dokumenter pertama yang membahas hubungan antar wanita dan sepatu, mengapa sepatu menjadi objek paling adiktif dalam lemari dan bagaimana sepatu menjadi objek paling dipuja-puja.

 

DOCUMENTARY

Date: Thursday, 25 October

Time: 14:30

POSITION AMONG THE STARS

Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Country: Netherlands
Language: Indonesian
Subtitle: English
Duration: 115 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.scarabeefilms.com/

 

 

Synopsis

Part III of The Family Trilogy, Leonard Retel Helmrich award winning documentaries.

 

DOCUMENTARY

Date: Thursday, 25 October

Time: 17:00

ENTRE LES BRAS

Director: Paul Lacoste
Country: France
Language: France
Subtitle: English
Duration: 87 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2141717/

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

In 2009, the three-Michelin-stars French chef Michel Bras decides to hand his restaurant over to his son Sebastien, who has been working with him for 15 years. ENTRES LES BRAS tells the story of these extraordinary dishes exquisitely prepared by a father and a son in the hilly landscape of Aubrac region. We follow this gastronomic transmission and enter intimately in their family ties.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Sebuah dokumenter yang menyentuh oleh sutradara Paul Lacoste tentang chef Perancis dengan tiga bintang Michelin, Michel Bras, dan keputusan untuk menyerahkan restorannya kepada putranya, Sebastien.

 

FEATURE

Date: Thursday, 25 October

Time: 19:00

RUBY SPARKS

Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Country: USA
Language: English
Subtitle: N/A
Duration: 104 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.makerubyreal.com/

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life.Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby in the flesh sitting on his couch, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Calvin dulunya adalah seorang novelis muda sukses yang kini kurang beruntung dalam dunia percintaan maupun pekerjaan. Suatu saat Calvin menciptakan seorang tokoh bernama Ruby, yang kemudian ditemukannya sedang duduk dirumahnya, hidup dan bernapas.

 

DOCUMENTARY

Date: Friday, 26 October

Time: 12:00

THE LAND BENEATH THE FOG

Director: Shalahuddin Siregar
Country: Germany/Indonesia
Language: Indonesian, Javanese
Subtitle: English
Duration: 102 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://thelandbeneaththefog.tumblr.com/
Note: Filmmakers/Actors in Attendance

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

In Genikan, a remote mountain village on the Merbabu slope (Central Java), a quiet community is facing change without understanding why it's happening. As a community of farmers who rely heavily on the traditional Javanese calendar to plant crops become puzzled by the dramatic change of seasons. In the rhythm of a slow visual journey THE LAND BENEATH THE FOG takes an intimate look at family relations in Genikan. Describing a life on the brink of vanishing, this documentary offers deep insights into' an invisible and disenfranchised society' which is struggling hard to maintain its existence.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Jauh di lereng gunung Merbabu, disebuah kampong bernamaGenikan, sekumpulan petani menghadapi masalah. Kalender Jawa yang selama ini menjadi pedoman mereka dalam bertani, menjadi sia-sia dalam menghadapi perubahan cuaca yang tak terduga.

 

SHORT

Date: Friday, 26 October

Time: 14:30

DUNIA SEMPIT

Director: Billy Christian
Country: Indonesia
Language: Indonesian
Subtitle: English
Duration: 27 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://billy-christian-short-films.blogspot.com/2012/03/next-project-dunia-sempit-feature-film.html

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

A visually stunning story of Arie, a plus-sized girl with a plus-sized heart who dreams of a career in fashion, a world where everyone is as skinny as a pencil with an attitude to match.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Sebuah cerita dengan visual memukau tentang Arie seorang gadis bertubuh besar dengan hati yang tak kalah besar. Arie memimpikan karir di dunia fashion, dimana semua orang bertubuh setipis tripleks tapi tidak seramah dirinya.

 

FEATURE

OH BOY!

Director: Jan Ole Gerster
Country: Germany
Language: Germany
Subtitle: English
Duration: 83 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://www.schiwagofilm.de/

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

This tragicomedy is a self-ironic portrait of a young man who drops out of university and ends up wandering the streets of the city he lives: Berlin. The film deals with the desire to participate in life and the difficulty to find one's place. Black and white, tragic and funny, Oh Boy! is a winning debut from director Jan Ole Gerster.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Potret ironis seorang pemuda dan kota dimana dia tinggal, Berlin. Oh Boy! adalah sebuah film tentang keinginan untuk hidup dan betapa sulitnya mencari tempat diduniai ni. Hitam, putih, lucu namun tragis, film ini adalah debut yang patut diperhitungkan dari sutradara Jan Ole Gerster.

 

FEATURE

Date: Friday, 26 October

Time: 17:00

GATTU

Director: Rajan Khosa
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Subtitle: English
Duration: 90 min
Rating: G
Link: http://cfsindia.org/gattu/

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

In a small town in central India, kids and adults are equally obsessed with kite-flying. The airspace is dominated by a black kite called Kali with mysterious origins. A street kid Gattu, dreams of defeating Kali but fails. He discovers that the local school has a roof which will give him a vantage point. Impersonating as a student he sneaks into the school and must now pretend to study. The only problem -- he is illiterate! Nonetheless, the little street urchin takes up the challenge. Dreams aren't impossible when the desire is strong.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Disebuah kotakecil di India, bermain layangan adalah obsesi semua orang, besar maupun kecil. Gattu, seorang anak jalanan yang cerdik, berniat mengalahkan sebuah layang-layang juara nan misterius yang disebut Kali. Untuk itu dia harus menerbangkan layangannya dari atap sebuah sekolah. Maka menyamarlah Gattu menjadi muridsekolah tersebut. Satu-satunya masalah: dia buta huruf!

 

SHORT

Date: Friday, 26 October

Time: 19:00

LUMINARIS

Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella
Country: Argentina
Language: No Dialogue
Subtitle: N/A
Duration: 6 min
Rating: G
Link: http://www.zaramella.com.ar/

 

Synopsis

 

ENGLISH

Luminaris is the story of a man living in a world controlled by light. Each morning, the inhabitants of that world are woken up and pulled to their jobs by the sunlight, as if by a magnetic force. Our protagonist works in a factory making electric light bulbs, but has larger ambitions of his own.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Didunia Luminaris, manusia dikendalikan oleh cahaya. Setiap pagi mereka dibangunkan oleh cahaya matahari dan didorong untuk bekerja. Tokoh utama kita bekerja disebuah pabrik lampu, tetapi sebenarnya memiliki ambisi yang lain.

 

CLOSING NIGHT SPECIAL SCREENING

Date: Friday, 26 October

Time: 19:00

LOVELY MAN

Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja
Country: Indonesia
Language: Indonesian
Subtitle: English
Duration: 76 min
Rating: PG-13
Link: http://teddysoeriaatmadja.com/new/
Note: Filmmakers/Actors in Attendance

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

An intimate yet powerful portrait of contemporary Indonesia: Cahaya, a devout Muslim girl leaves her village for Jakarta to find her father, Saiful, who years ago abandoned her and her mother. What she discovers is that he has become a transvestite prostitute, now named Ipuy. Once the secret is revealed, she soon discovers that there is more to the 'lovely man' than meets the eye.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Potret intim dan powerful tentang Indonesia modern: Cahaya, seorang gadis Muslim nan alim, meninggalkan kampong menuju Jakarta dengan harapan bertemu dengan ayahnya, Saiful. Namun yang diatemui justru seorang waria PSK bernama Ipuy. Setelah rahasia dibuka dan emosi dibebaskan, Cahaya akhirnya menemukan 'lovely man' yang sesungguhnya.

 

FREE CHILDREN'S FILM PROGRAM

Date: Saturday, 27 October

Time: 10:00

HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS EVIL

Director: Mike Disa
Country: USA
Language: English
Subtitle: Indonesian
Duration: 86 min
Rating: PG
Link: http://hoodwinkedtoomovie.com/

 

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

A hilarious retelling of the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood.Red Riding Hood is training with a group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Si Tudung Merah yang sedang berlatih bersama kelompok Sister Hoods, harus bergabung musuh bebuyutannya, Si Serigala, untuk memecahkan misteri hilangnya Hans dan Gretel.

 

FEATURE

Date: Sunday, 28 October

Time: 10:00

LANGIT BIRU (Blue Sky)

Director: Lasja F. Susatyo
Country: Indonesia
Language: Indonesian
Subtitle: English
Duration: 93 min
Rating: G
Link: http://www.langitbirumovie.com/
Note: Filmmakers/Actors in Attendance

 

Synopsis

ENGLISH

This is an entertaining musicalwith an important anti-bullying message. To prove that Bruno and his 'gang' are bullying other children, Biru and her friends conduct an investigation and find out another side of Bruno that they never knew existed.

BAHASA INDONESIA

Film musical anak dari sutradara Lasja F. Susatyo. Gang Biru melancarkan sebuah investigasi untuk membuktikan bahwa Geng Bruno mem-bully anak-anak lain. Tetapi mereka justru menemukan sebuah sisi lain yang tak mereka sangka tentang Bruno.