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The Photograph

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GLOBAL LENS 2009

GETTING HOME
Zhang Yang, China, 2007

I AM FROM TITOV VELES
Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia, 2007

MUTUM (EDU)
Sandra Kogut, Brazil, 2007

MY TIME WILL COME
Víctor Arregui, Ecuador, 2008

THE PHOTOGRAPH
Nan Triveni Achnas, Indonesia, 2007

POSSIBLE LIVES Sandra Gugliotta, Argentina,2006

SLEEPWALKING LAND
Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS
Marat Sarulu, Kazakhstan, 2008

THOSE THREE (EDU)
Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (EDU)
Faouzi Bensaïdi, Morocco, 2006

 
 

The Photograph
A film by Nan Achnas

Indonesian, with subtitles in English
Indonesia, 2007 (98 minutes)

Synopsis
Sita is a spirited young woman working to support her family as a singer and prostitute in a local brothel. Always short of funds and bullied by her pimp, she convinces an elderly portrait photographer, Mr. Johan, to rent her a room; in failing health, Mr. Johan is desperate to find an apprentice to carry on his work before he dies. The unlikely bond that develops between Sita and Mr. Johan is the basis of writer–director Nan Achnas's visually brilliant and poignant human drama about the profound effect one life can have on another.

About the Director
Nan Achnas was born in Singapore in 1963. She holds a masters degree in Film Studies from the University of East Anglia, UK. As a documentary filmmaker, her work has screened at festivals worldwide, and her narrative work includes the FIPRESCI award–winning Whispering Sands and The Flag. She currently teaches Cinema Studies and Directing at the Jakarta Institute of the Arts. The Photograph is her fourth feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Johan
Sita
Surosos
Rosi

Lim Kay Tong
Shanty
Lukman Sardi
Indy Barends

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producers

Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Nan Achnas
Nan Achnas
Nan Achnas, Shanty Harmayn, Paquita Widjaja–Afief, Natacha Devillers
Yadi Sugandi
Sastha Sunu
Bruno Tarrière, Xavier Marsais, Satrio Budiono
Aksan Handayani, Titi Sjuman

 
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