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CineMart, Open Doors - Locarno Film Festival
It's Easier to Raise Cattle

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It's Easier to Raise Cattle (Lagi senang jaga sekandang lembu)

Directed by Amanda Nell Eu

  • Malaysia 2017; 18 min
  • Original version: Malaysian
  • Genre: Drama

  • From the director of TIGER STRIPES presented at CineMart
    From the director of TIGER STRIPES presented at Open Doors - Locarno Film Festival

Synopsis

Two teenage outcasts form an uncanny friendship in their remote village. As one discovers the other's dark secrets, she observes the changes in her new friend to the point of violence, monstrosity and affection.

Director's Statement

The Pontianak is a mythical female ghost seeking revenge for the loss of her child and her own life during childbirth. She comes from a place of abuse, dying when she carries life inside her, and she finds strength out of it. She is raw, primal, carnal and sexual, and she is beautiful and has luscious, long black hair. She will seduce you, draw you in and you will feel her wrath. The two teenage girls in my film are both Pontianaks in their own ways. Every woman is a Pontianak in her own way.

Production

  • ASTRO SHAW

    Amanda Eu