The Seen and Unseen(Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2018)
A 10-year-old Tantri realises she will not have much more time with her twin brother Tantra. Tantra's brain is weakening and he has begun to lose his senses one by one. While he now spends most of his time lying in bed in the hospital, Tantri has to accept the reality that she must soon face life alone. This situation opens up something in Tantri's mind: she keeps waking up in the middle of the night from a dream and seeing Tantra. The night becomes their playground. Tantri experiences a magical journey and an emotional relationship through body expressions, finding herself between reality and imagination, loss and hope.
Indonesian director Kamila Andini uses dance as a manifestation to transform the spiritual connection between the girl and her twin brother. The film articulates these mystical connections with vivid expression using folk and ritual like dance and costumes, yet plucked from what the main character sees in her ordinary waking life to deal with the impending loss of her sibling.
Kamila Andini
Release Date
Indonesian, Balinese
Run Time
86 minutes
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