Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires

Film Info
Postcards from the Zoo

Film Information

Exhibition Title Postcards from the Zoo
Original Title Kebun binatang
English Title Postcards from the Zoo
Director Edwin
Year 2012
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 90'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Ladya Cheryl, Nicholas Saputra
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Edwin, Daud Sumolang, Titien Wattimena
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Sadi Saleh
  • Edición / Editing: Herman Kumala Panca
  • Producción / Producer: Meiske Taurisia
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Babibutafilm
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The sadness that comes from experiencing abandonment doesn’t prevent Lana from loving the animals at the zoo where she works. That is her only world until a magician cowboy arrives, and she falls in love with him and becomes his assistant. Edwin works with the beauty and mystery contained in both the place and the exclusive character, once again played by Ladya Cheryl, his wonderful fetish actress. The persistent value of silence breaks down through the sounds of that animal and naïve atmosphere that helps modeling a time that never seems to be either realistic or dreamy. In his first film Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly –which competed in the 11th Bafici– Edwin already set himself to sail his film through an hallucinated territory, and this time he creates a universe that is less literally unreal and simultaneously magic, enthralling and concrete, as well as tightened to a system of unfathomable narrative ellipsis that force us to keep up with every detail, especially in the beginning and the end of the story. Like Lana, it will be hard for us to avoid being captured by our fascination with that space.

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