Extra Indonesian filmmakers are getting worldwide recognition as they need to, and director Wregas Bhanuteja’s debut characteristic movie has change into the most recent addition to the record.
Penyalin Cahaya, with the worldwide title Photocopier, may have its worldwide debut on the prestigious Busan Worldwide Movie Competition (BIFF) and competing beneath the New Currents part, the award of which will likely be given to 2 finest first or second characteristic movies from up-and-coming Asian filmmakers.
Although the precise date of Photocopier’s BIFF premiere is but to be introduced, the competition will run from Oct. 6-15 in Busan, South Korea.
Produced by Kaninga Photos and Rekata Studio, a digital media firm of Kompas Gramedia Group, Photocopier is written and directed by Wregas.
Photocopier tells the story of Sur (Shenina Cinnamon), who misplaced her scholarship after her drunk selfie circulated on-line, for which she was accused of bringing shame to her college. Nonetheless, Sur had no recollection of the earlier evening’s occasions, as she blacked out when attending a university social gathering.
She then requested for assist from her childhood pal Amin (Chicco Kurniawan), a photocopier who lives and works on the campus, to seek out out what really occurred to her that evening on the social gathering.
Hailing from Yogyakarta, 28-year-old Wregas isn’t a brand new title within the indie movie circuit. He had made his title within the native and worldwide movie festivals by his quick movies, resembling Lemantun (2014) and Prenjak or In The Yr of Monkey (2016), the latter of which gained Greatest Brief Movie within the Cannes Movie Competition’s Semaine de la Critique program in 2016. The victory meant he turned the primary (and to this point solely) Indonesian to win an award within the prestigious competition.
Extra lately, Wregas helmed the quick movie No One is Loopy in This City (2019), which was tailored from writer Eka Kurniawan’s quick story of the identical title. The quick had its world premiere and competed at BIFF 2019 in addition to the 2020 Sundance Movie Competition.
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