The Seen and Unseen

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    The Seen and Unseen

    Sekala Niskala

    Directed by

    Indonesia, Netherlands, Australia, Qatar

    2017

    86 min

    • Indonesian

    Drama

    Tantra and Tantri are inseparable. When they secretly steal eggs from the family’s sacrificial offering, Tantri always gets the whites and Tantra the yolks. One day, however, the yolk is missing, as is Tantra. Her brother gravely ill and in hospital, Tantri starts slipping into magical parallel worlds, approaching the inevitable farewell through costumes, body paint and dance. When at one point Tantri’s mother washes the paint from her face, it is as if tenderly to expel the illusion that things can remain as they are. In long dream sequences and against the background of the Balinese philosophy of sekala – the seen – and niskala – the unseen – Andini relates how one ten-year-old girl deals with parting and grief.

    Awards

    • Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury - Berlinale Generation
    • Critics' Choice Award - Fribourg IFF
    • International Feature Fiction Award - Adelaide FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Ni Kadek Thaly Titi Kasih
    Ida Bagus Putu Radithya Mahijasena
    Ayu Laksmi
    I Ketut Rina
    Happy Salma
    Gusti Ayu Raka
    Screenplay
    Kamila Andini
    Cinematography
    Anggi Frisca
    Editing
    Dinda Amanda
    Dwi Agus
    Music
    Yasuhiro Morinaga
    Production
    TREEWATER PRODUCTIONS
    Sales
    CERCAMON

    Press

    Kamila Andini

    Kamila Andini

    Indonesia

    Filmmaking for me is all about relations and interrelations, its about changing perspective, its about the journey to the east.

    Kamila was born in Jakarta in 1986. Her first feature film THE MIRROR NEVER LIES premiered at Berlinale Generation 2012 and it was screened at several festivals around the world. In the same year, Kamila was selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence. Her second feature film THE SEEN AND UNSEEN premiered in Platform at Toronto International Film Festival 2017 and won the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus at Berlinale 2018.

    Selected Filmography