Mouly  Surya

Mouly Surya


I always try to place my camera in a place where, as an audience, you can observe it and you can actually become someone who is rather objective about what is happening.

Mouly Surya (b. 1980, Indonesia) was born in Jakarta, where she currently lives. 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, FICTION, 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 is her second feature. Her film MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS (2017) was selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.