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the mirror never lies




Indonesia / 2011 / 100 min / DCP / colour / Comedy drama

Director : Kamila Andini
Script : Kamila Andini, Dirmawan Hatta
Cinematography : Rahmat "Ipung" Syaiful
Editing : Wawan I. Wibowo
Musique : Thoersi Argeswara
Production : Natacha Devillers, Shanty Harmayn, Marcia Rahardjo
Cast : Gita Novalista, Atiqah Hasiholan, Reza Rahadian, Eko

Jury Mention, Festival du Film de Femmes - Créteil 2013
With the help from East West Synergy


Tayung and her 12-year-old daughter Pakis live in a small community in Indonesia. Tayung’s husband, a fisherman, has still not returned and she secretly fears he is lost ; Pakis still believes he is alive and treasures an old framed mirror he gave her. At night she lies awake, dreaming of his return. But a young scientist arrives from Jakarta and Tayung rents out her husband’s adjoining hut to him. Both mother and daughter take a liking to him, but as the days go by there’s still no news of the missing father. Filmed in Wakatobi in the Coral Triangle, this drama portrays the lives of the Bajo people today – sea nomads who have developed a unique way of life that is perfectly attuned to the sea.



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