BEAUTIFUL THINGS (2017) | SOCIETET TBY
Capturing noisy reality thus exiling head voices, Giorgio Ferrero through Beautiful Things (2017) proposed his reflection towards human existence amid bustling industrial machine. Ferrero presented a story of a couple living in capitalistic dream. A house to shelter, various devices to satisfy consumerism desire, and pseudo-hospitality in urban life.
ELECTRO-PYTHAGORAS: A PORTRAIT OF MARTIN BARTLETT | AUDITORIUM IFI LIP
One of the movies from the program “DocSound” that was specially made as a tribute to Canadian electronic music composer, Martin Bartlett. This sixth Fowler work invited the audience to explore the figure of Bartlett. The narrative style chosen was different among previous documentaries. This time, Fowler put visual aspect as the main element in narrating the plot.
OPERA ABOUT POLAND | AUDITORIUM IFI LIP
Presenting Polish tradition in Wojciech Wiszniewski’s style, this movie served various Polish embodiment; patriotic and religious rituals, typical landscape, and profound memories. This movie is a collage of ancient and contemporary materials: documentary and fabricated photos, press reports, public service advertisements, marketing promos, and speech quotes that were served visual and sound elements.
POLISH DOC – ANIMATION PART | SOCIETET TBY
Carrying the topic of family, the program “Polish Docs” will present short animated movies. A Documentary Film (2013) is a 6 minutes movie by Marcin Podelec that tries to capture the life of a father who lived far away from his child. The Son (1970) is one of the very first Polish animated documentaries of a family as the main protagonist: an urban-living child returned to the countryside to visit his parents. Gibbon’s Island (2016) showed how a visit to the zoo could be an opportunity to observe the relation between two, closely related, humans.
KOMPETISI – SILENCE IS A FALLING BODY | SOCIETET TBY
Jaime has a hundred hours recording of his family’s life, desire, and freedom. After his death, his daughter found the recordings which began her exploration in understanding all things she previously didn’t know of her father. Not restricted to personal, but it also involved his political activity and sexuality. Silence is a Falling Body (2017) is one of the movies from feature-length documentary category.
ROBOT SOMNAMBULISM | IFI LIP
iPhone users suddenly realized that they have been working like a robot, in action every 7 seconds, 12 hours a day. Smartphone have completely changed humans’ previous life. In this era, people are living as if a robot, humans are acting like a machine. Is this a tragedy or the beginning of a brave new world?
STUDENT CATEGORY COMPETITION | SOCIETET TBY
Five works from the category student will be screened on 6.30 to 7.29 p.m. at Societet TBY. Among them is Aku Bukan Toraja (2017) which saw how traditional rituals in Toraja became gambling spaces. Sum (2018) told the story of Sum, a former Barisan Tani activist who had been imprisoned for 13 years. Mudik (2018) is a visualization of a returning home trip of a family by a truck. Rantai Emas (2018) told the story of Mbah Romo, an elderly who lived alone in Kedunggaleng. And Tarian Kehidupan (2018) narrate the story of a junior high school student who had to dance for financial purposes.
COMPETITION – REMAPPING THE ORIGINS | IFI-LIP
A cinematic essay of Bialystok City which associates the present city with its past events through history and memory reflections. The explorations of trace that have the potential to be an example not just as a city, but for Europe and the future.
COMPETITION – IN THE CLAWS OF A CENTURY WANTING | AMPHITHEATRE TBY
This feature-length documentary captured the other side of development through the living of four families who live at a port in Manila.
DREAMAWAY | IFI LIP
It hasn’t been long since rich tourists from all over the world come and stay in the luxurious hotel Sharm El Seikh. But the Arab Spring and the confusion of post revolution period immediately confiscate the beauty of the famous south end Sinai Peninsula as a summer destination. Saturated with many surreal fiction elements, this documentary brought us to the shimmering ghost town to visit its last residents—resorts employees who was in a hurry dreaming between hotel rooms.
COMPETITION – POMELO | IFI LIP
One of the documentaries in the category of feature-length documentary. Pomelo (2018) told the story of people from various province in Vietnam who lived in the heart of the ever-developing Hanoi. Currently, they are facing eviction for the ring road construction which threaten their homes and works.
“DOCSOUND” INSTALLATION: WATERLAND (2018) | EPSON ROOM, TBY
You could enjoy this installation on Thursday, December 6th to Tuesday, December 11th at Epson Room, TBY on 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Waterland (2018) is one of the programs of “DocSound” that presents the position of sound in daily life through movie medium. The selected movies in this program treat the element of sound as the main strength to open new perspective in approaching the relation between movies, sounds, and our daily life.
INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY: “FEELINGS OF REALITY” | GALLERY ROOM, TBY
Four documentaries VR based could be enjoyed in this slot on Thursday December 6th until Tuesday December 11th at Gallery Room TBY on 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Gaza’s Amputee Football Team, Cuba’s Blind Baseball, Living with Disability, and The Curse of Palm Oil are the movies from the program “Feelings of Reality” which will be presented to widen the influence of disability issue movies with a documentary and VR approach.