CHICAGO PREMIERE (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SCREENING)
Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 PM @ Claudia Cassidy Theatre at Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E Washington Street
Directed by: Eddie Cahyono
Starring: Sekar Sari, Delia Nuswantoro and Chelsy Bettido
Indonesia | 2014 | 88 min | B&W | Blu-ray | Javanese/Indonesian w/subtitles.
Siti, a beautiful young woman, has to find means to care for her paralyzed husband, her son and her mother-in-law. By day, she sells snacks on the beach; by night, she sells herself at an illegal karaoke bar. Her encounter with a policeman who falls in love with her, makes her life even more complicated. “Shot in black-and-white and – even more audaciously – in Academy ratio [the film standard from 1932 – 1952], the Javanese filmmaker has produced a vivid, intense character study of a small-town working-class woman unraveling as she struggles to balance her role both as a mother and breadwinner […] bringing her different personalities into a simmering conflict.” - Clarence Tsui, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.” “In her first feature-length movie, Sekar Sari [the leading actress], a postgraduate student in performing arts, performed the most memorable scene where she dresses and makes up for work” in front of her helpless, bedridden husband.” - Derek Elley, FILM BUSINESS ASIA
Courtesy of Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs & Special Events this screening will be FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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