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12th(2010)



It’s Almost There

Ariani DARMAWAN

  • Indonesia
  • 2001
  • 24min
  • Beta
  • color
  • 실험

Indonesian Film Festival 2004
 

Synopsis
 This is a story about a seven day journey of a young woman revisiting her homeland, Indonesia. The way she sees her country and society is a reflection of her present state of being. At the beginning of the movie, she presents the question “Do you know what the form of the world is?”
 


 

Program Note
 It’s Almost There is an experimental film of Ariani Darmawan, the most noticeable independent short film director in Indonesia. A middle class woman visits her home country Indonesia and spends 7 days. At the beginning, she asks a question ‘Do you know what this world is like?’ and this question accompanies her throughout the film. As the Christian god created the world in 7 days, she tries to create the image of her country in 7 days. While her house representing the middle class of Indonesia looks dull and boring, the night market is full of colorful vitality. However, she feels she belongs nowhere and the world is meaningless. Indonesia, with various social classes, ethnic groups and religions, is out of reach just by one inch. The national anthem plays at the last scene, which seems to be the metaphor of the Indonesia’s national image that is touchable only through the abstract song. (CHO Hye-young)

Director

  • Ariani DARMAWANAriani DARMAWAN

    Ariani Darmawan is a video artist and filmmaker in Bandung, Indonesia. She studied Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after finishing her bachelor degree in Architecture. Ariani has participated in numerous film festivals and art exhibitions ranging from short films, documentary to video installations and collaborative theatrical works. Her latest film, Sugiharti Halim won both Best Film Award and Audience’s Award in Indonesia’s foremost short film festival, Konfiden. Her work also competed in the prestigious 2009’s Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Ariani is involved in VideoBabes, an artist initiative group. She is now preparing her first feature film, a collaboration with an Indonesian pop rock alternative group, Efek Rumah Kaca.

Credit

  • ProducerAriani DARMAWAN
  • Cast Ariani DARMAWAN
  • Screenwriter Ariani DARMAWAN
  • Cinematography Ariani DARMAWAN
  • Art director Ariani DARMAWAN
  • Editor Ariani DARMAWAN
  • Sound Ariani DARMAWAN