Films

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, "Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak"

Synopsis

Director

In the heart of the remote hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, lives alone. One day, a gang comes to attack, rape her and strip her of her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several of these men, including the leader. Determined to achieve justice, she embarks on a journey towards her own emancipation. But the path is long, especially when a headless ghost pursues you.

Powerful, provocative, and visually stunning, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts is a luminous new entry in the feminist western subgenre. Mouly Surya's accomplished third feature is one of a kind: a contemporary reworking of the spaghetti western and smouldering revenge movie that is deeply rooted in the cultural and geopolitical landscapes of Indonesia. - Giovanna Fulvi, Toronto Film Festival

Mouly Surya

(b. 1980, Indonesia) was born in Jakarta, where she currently lives. She is considered one of the most promising female filmmakers in Indonesia. After earning her BA in Media and Literature from Swinburne University, Melbourne, Surya obtained an MA in Film and Television from Bond University, Queensland. Besides making films, she teaches a directing class in Jakarta. Her debut film, „Fiction“ won numerous awards including Best Director at JIFFEST 2008. It premiered internationally at the 13th Busan International Film Festival. Her third full-length feature „Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts“ (2017) was selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

Filmography

  • Fiksi. (2008)
  • What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013)
  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017).

Schedule

17.11.2017
21:30 - 23:05
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 011803
Sold out
18.11.2017
15:30 - 17:05
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 020301
Sold out
29.11.2017
19:15 - 20:50
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 130102
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Countries: Indonesia, France, Malaysia, Thailand
Year: 2017
Duration: 95 minutes
Language: Indonesian
Director: Mouly Surya
Producers: Rama Adi, Fauzan Rizal, Isabelle Glachant
Writers: Mouly Surya, Rama Adi
DOP: Yunus Pasolang
Montage: Kelvin Nugroho
Composers: Yudhi Arfani, Zeke Khaseli
Cast: Marsha Timothy, Dea Panendra, Yoga Pratama, Egi Fedly
Production:  Cinesurya
Festivals: Cannes, Toronto, Oldenburg, Philadelphia

Synopsis

Director

In the heart of the remote hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, lives alone. One day, a gang comes to attack, rape her and strip her of her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several of these men, including the leader. Determined to achieve justice, she embarks on a journey towards her own emancipation. But the path is long, especially when a headless ghost pursues you.

Powerful, provocative, and visually stunning, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts is a luminous new entry in the feminist western subgenre. Mouly Surya's accomplished third feature is one of a kind: a contemporary reworking of the spaghetti western and smouldering revenge movie that is deeply rooted in the cultural and geopolitical landscapes of Indonesia. - Giovanna Fulvi, Toronto Film Festival

Mouly Surya

(b. 1980, Indonesia) was born in Jakarta, where she currently lives. She is considered one of the most promising female filmmakers in Indonesia. After earning her BA in Media and Literature from Swinburne University, Melbourne, Surya obtained an MA in Film and Television from Bond University, Queensland. Besides making films, she teaches a directing class in Jakarta. Her debut film, „Fiction“ won numerous awards including Best Director at JIFFEST 2008. It premiered internationally at the 13th Busan International Film Festival. Her third full-length feature „Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts“ (2017) was selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

Filmography

  • Fiksi. (2008)
  • What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013)
  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017).