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A woman looks into a clearing as a man aims his bow at a target.
Another Trip to the Moon

Film

Indonesian Film Festival Presents

Another Trip to the Moon

Unclassified 15+

15 Apr

Asa and a girlfriend live in the lush forest with all its idyllic primitive lifestyle until a bolt of lightning strikes Asa’s girlfriend.

Asa’s mother mutters incantations to bring her daughter home and binds her to a shape-shifter by marriage in the village. Inspired by Indonesian myths, this fable depicts how Asa innately struggles to free herself from the shackles of a traditional mother and the conventions of society.

Meet the Director and Leading Actress in a Q&A session after the film.

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  • In the oldest legends and traditions - also in those of Islam in Indonesia - the role of the woman is usually a subordinate one, but Ismail Basbeth reverses traditional roles in his film.

    Here, the mythical hero is a young woman, Asa, daughter of a seer, who has withdrawn with a girlfriend into a wood, where they live from hunting and fishing. The story seems to take place in a remote prehistoric past, but when Asa leaves the woods following the death of her girlfriend - and because her mother is calling her - she is suddenly at a modern petrol station.