|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (28)|
|Asian Spectrum: The Coming of Age in Asian Women Filmmaking (16)||Polemics: The Constellation of the Violence against Women (12)|
|Actress, Muse with a Movie Camera (7)||Queer Rainbow: Queer×Feminism (10)|
|Open Cinema (5)||Special Screening: Technology and Gender – Virtual Present, Actual Future (2)|
|NAWFF AWARD 2012 (1)||Asian Short Film & Video Competition (18)|
|Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)||Multicultural Media Academy: Talk! Talk! Wings Grow (5)|
|Special Screening: Barrier Free Screening / Promise for 10 Years (3)|
Synopsis Program Note
Gloria doesn’t want to be like her mother: Get married, forget her dream, and live boringly ever after. She wants to reach her dream: make a movie. Her mother, having one more year to live, tries to make her daughter live like her: Get married, live for others, and live happily ever after. So the battle begins.
Gloria, a female director known for her first film, struggles to find investments for her second film while also fighting against her mom, who urges her to get married. Her mom promises to invest in her film if Gloria starts seeing someone, leading to marriage, and Gloria accepts at first. But things don’t flow very well. She even tries opening a social fund to gather investors, but the power and money to make the film are found elsewhere. New and talented Indonesian director Sammaria SIMANJUNTAK’s After Ucok gives us a great reason to pay attention to Asian women films’ growth and future. [HWANG Miyojo]
Sammaria SIMANJUNTAKSammaria SIMANJUNTAK
Born in Bandung, Indonesia in 1983. Studied architecture at Institut Teknologi Bandung. She resigned from an architecture firm, and has since made numerous short films. In 2009 Sammaria released her first feature film, cin(T)a , and in 2010 directed her first documentary, Five Minutes Of Fame uh... uh... uh.... In 2011 she established her own production company, PT Kepompong Gendut. After Ucok will be the company’s first feature film.