The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: INDONESIA, FRANCE, MALAYSIA, THAILAND
Run Time: 93 minutes
After Marlina, a lonely young widow, is robbed and raped by a group of violent men, it doesn’t take long for her attackers to realize they have messed with the wrong woman. Though first appearing meek and vulnerable, Marlina gathers her strength and sets off on a machete-wielding journey for justice and revenge, all the while being haunted by the headless corpse of one of her victims. Set in the Indonesian island of Sumba, MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS is a feminist Satay Western that challenges gender stereotypes and celebrates female power. With each of the four acts, another side of our multilayered protagonist is revealed. On her travels across the beautifully stark landscape, Marlina meets a range of characters, including Novi, a very pregnant woman who becomes her partner in crime. Together, the two battle against the Indonesian patriarchy and share important lessons: stay away from chicken soup, and never make a pregnant woman angry. (In Indonesian with subtitles) —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 9:10 PM
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 10:30 PM
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 11:40 AM
Women of the World
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition
Mouly Surya was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1980. She holds a B.A. in media and literature from Swinburne University in Melbourne and an M.A. in film and television from Bond University in Queensland. In addition to filmmaking, Surya teaches a directing class in Jakarta.
Fiksi. (2008), What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013), MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS (2017)
Rama Adi, Fauzan Zidni
Mouly Surya, Rama Adi
Marsha Timothy, Dea Panendra, Egi Fedly, Yoga Pratama, Anggun Priambodo