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Garin Nugroho, Opera Jawa, 2006

Terracotta Film Festival: Opera Jawa

15 Jun 2013

A traditional Indonesian tragedy is reworked into a visually stunning musical in Opera Jawa.

Garin Nugroho's multi-award winning Javanese 'opera' combines modern and traditional elements of both music and dance. Based on an episode from the Sanskrit epic 'Ramayana', this updated version tells the story of happily married villagers Setio and Siti. Setio has doubts regarding his wife's fidelity, all but driving her into the arms of another.

Opera Jawa was produced as part of the New Crowned Hope Festival and garnered awards from festivals around the world including Best Film (Singapore International Film Festival) Best Actress (Brussels International Film Festival) and Best Composer (Asian Film Awards).

Part of a Garin Nugroho double-bill with his latest film The Blindfold showing at 8.30pm.

Opera Jawa, dir. Garin Nugroho, Indonesia 2006, 125 mins, cert. 12, Indonesian with English Subtitles

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