Indonesia - France - Malaysia - Thailand | 2017 | Color | Revenge Movie | 93 min 

Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak
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DCP | Indonesian, dialect from Sumba | 24 fps | 2.39:1 | DOLBY 5.1

 SYNOPSIS 

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption. But the road is long especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.

 FESTIVALS, selective list 

- Cannes Director's Fortnight 2017

- Melbourne IFF 2017

- Toronto IFF 2017, Contemporary World Cinema Section

​- Busan IFF 2017

- Sitges Film Festival 2017

- Mumbai IFF 2017

- Sao Paolo Mostra 2017

- Taipei Golden Horse 2017

- Tokyo FILMeX 2017, Competition

 AWARDS 

- International Women's Film Festival of Salé 2017, Morocco,

           Best Scenario Award

- SITGES, Spain 2017, 

           Best Actress for Marsha Timothy

- QCinema Fest 2017, Asian Next Wave Competition, Philippines

           Best Film Award

- Five Flavors FF 2017, Poland

           Best Picture

- TOKYO FILMeX 2017, Japan,

           Grand Prize

- TEMPO Indonesia 2017,

           Best Film

           Best Actress

- The 21st Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival 2018,  

           FIPRESCI Prize

- Indonesian Movie Actors Award 2018,

           Best Actress for Marsha Timothy

- Asia Pacific FF 2018

           Best Cinematography

           Special Award

- Asian Academy Creative Awards 2018      

           Best Cinematography

           Best Sound

- Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2017      

           Asian Features Competition-Special Mention

- Festival Film Indonesia 2018      

            Best Film

            Best Director

            Best Actress

            Best Supporting Actress

            Best Cinematography

            Best Original Screenplay

            Best Editing

            Best Original Score

            Best Sound

            Best Art Direction

 CAST & CREDITS 

Cast

 

 

 

Script

 

Story by

DoP

1st Assistant Director

Line Producer   

Editing

Music

Production Design

Sound Design

Associate Producers

Executive Producers

Co-Producer

Artistic Producer

Produced by

Production

International Sales 

Marsha TIMOTHY

Dea PANENDRA

Yoga PRATAMA

Egi FEDLY

Rita Matu MONA

Anggun PRIAMBODO

Ayez KASSAR

Safira AHMAD

Indra BIROWO

Mouly SURYA

Rama ADI

Garin NUGROHO

Yunus PASOLANG 

Deasy BUWANA

Gita RARA

Kelvin NUGROHO

Zeke KHASELI

Yudhi ARFANI

Frans PAAT

Khikmawan SANTOSA

Giovanni RAHMADEVA

Tutut KOLOPAKING

Willawati

Najwa Abu BAKAR

Peter BITHOS

Rama ADI

Isabelle GLACHANT

Maria Ruggieri

Rama ADI

Fauzan ZIDNI

CINESURYA

Kaninga Pictures

Shasha & Co Production

Astro Shaw, HOOQ

Purin Pictures

Asian Shadows

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 PRESS REVIEWS 

"It's the kind of cross-culturally project that gives World Cinema a good name."

-- Lisa NESSELSON, Screen International


"A thoroughly enjoyable, visually ravishing feminist Western played out in the widescreen vistas of rural Indonesia, Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts weaves basic elements into a tale worth telling splendidly accompanied by a sit-up-and-take-notice musical score."

-- Lisa NESSELSON, Screen International


"Indonesian director Mouly Surya pioneers a new genre — call it the Satay Western — with this female-driven journey of vengeance and justice."

-- Maggie LEE, Variety


"At the age of 36, Indonesian director-writer Mouly Surya has made the first Satay Western, and a flamingly feminist one at that. Following a widow on an empowering course to seek justice for robbery and rape, “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” is a revenge fantasy rooted in Indonesia’s gender conditions, complex regional culture and the stark beauty of its landscapes."

-- Maggie LEE, Variety


"A perfect fit for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, which showcases auteur offerings with a genre twist or slightly more mainstream edge, this (...) film from Sundance and Cinefondation alumnus Mouly Surya should see interest from arthouse distributors looking for more accessible fare...At once an enjoyable genre ride and a feminist arthouse story, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts might send some heads rolling but has its own head firmly on its shoulders."

-- Boyd VAN HOEIJ,  The Hollywood Reporter