Once in a while there will be movie that represents certain people in a certain time and a certain place. Judging from the trailer, The Absence Of The Sun
is offering that, a mature drama about three women in Jakarta. While it's obviously not saying we're here to entertain you, but sometimes this kind of film is a journey for us to experience, to reflect or just to see other people's life beyond our circle.
Directed by Lucky Kuswandi, departing from the stle of his first feature Madame X, and producer Sammaria Simanjuntak (Finding Ucok) this film will hit Indonesian theatres this June. Here's the official synopsis:
A tender, melancholic night is experienced through the eyes of three women as they struggle to find themselves in this ever-changing jungle of Jakarta.
GIA returns home after living abroad for years. Calling Jakarta "home" is ironic as she experiences reverse culture shock. In a desperate attempt to latch on to her identity, Gia reunites with NAOMI, a lover from her past. Naomi reminds her of her old life; a life when everything was possible. What she doesn't expect is that Naomi has changed, that she has conformed to the societal norms of the city.
INDRI wants to find a prince charming who will sweep her off her feet and serves her a silver platter. Her job as a towel girl in a local gym is not promising. She has to climb up the societal ladder with the only thing she can offer: her body. It is not prostitution; her body is her own, her right, regardless of how the society views it. She decides to meet with a prince charming through online dating, a place where identities are obscured.
MRS. SURYA has just lost her husband. In fact, she has lost her whole life because he was her life. People even know her only through her husband's name. She finds there is nothing to hang on to anymore. As she goes through her late husband's belongings, she finds out about another woman in his life: a prostitute / lounge singer named SOFIA.
Check out the trailer below.
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