Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

2017/Color/90 mins/Indonesia




Category Cinema International
Director Mouly Surya
Producer Isabelle Glachant, Mouly Surya
Screenplay Mouly Surya, Rama Adi, Garin Nugroho
Cinematography Yunus Pasolang
Editor Kelvin Nugrobo
Music Zeke Khaseli
Set Frans Paat
Costume Meutia Pudjowarsito
Cast Marsha Timothy (Marlina), Egy Feldy (Markus), Dea Panendra (Novi), Yoga Pratama (Franz), Haydar Salishz (Niko).
Production Company Shasha & Co., Cinesurya
World Sales Asian Shadows
Festival/Awards NA

Marlina, a young widow, lives alone deep in the remote hills of an Indonesian island. One day, a gang appears with the intention of raping her and stealing her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several of the men, including their chief. Determined to obtain justice, she sets out on a journey toward her own emancipation. But the path is long, particularly when a headless ghost follows you.

Director:
Mouly Surya
Mouly Surya was born in 1980 in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is considered one of the most promising female filmmakers in Indonesia. After earning her BA in Media and Literature from Swinburne University, Melbourne, Surya obtained an MA in Film and Television from Bond University, Queensland. Besides making films, she teaches a directing class in Jakarta. Her debut film, Fiksi, won numerous awards including Best Director at JIFFEST 2008. It premiered internationally at the 13th Busan International Film Festival. What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013) is her second feature.

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