Short film Dry Season in My House (2017) will be screened as a double bill screening with Another Trip to the Moon (2015)
Dry Season in My House (2017)
Director: Wregas Bhanuteja
Runtime: 2 minutes
Language: No dialogue
A woman surprises a man with a sensual dance in the wrong season. She made the rain, yet the dancing comes of itself. An independent dance from an independent woman; a dance not of the Indonesian tradition but, nonetheless, one that could only be performed by an Indonesian woman.
Another Trip to the Moon (2015)
Original Title: Menuju rembulan
Director: Ismail Basbeth
Runtime: 80 minutes
Language: Indonesian with English subtitles
A dreamy absurdist film set somewhere in between a mythical past and a fantastical present, Another Trip to the Moon is an irreverent take on traditional Indonesian legends, replete with hopping plastic bunnies and a grave-robbing UFO. Subverting the androcentrism typical of these legends, the film revolves around Asa, the daughter of a village seer. Though expected to be her mother’s replacement, Asa defies her fate and retreats into the forest with her girlfriend, Laras. There, the two share an idyllic life of sleeping, hunting, bathing, eating, and humming beautiful songs. However, tragedy strikes when Asa’s mother interrupts this paradisal situation.