Memories Of My Body
(Kucumbu tubuh indahku)
Winner of UNESCO’s Cultural Diversity Award at the 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Indonesian auteur Garin Nugroho’s Memories of My Body dances through gender stereotypes, societal oppression and his homeland’s recent political history.
DATE: Friday 13 March 2020
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
Language Indonesian, Javanese with English subtitles
Director Garin Nugroho
Genre Drama / Biopic
Run Time 106min
Cast Muhammad Khan, Raditya Evandra, Rianto, Sujiwo Tejo, Teuku Rifnu Wikana, Randy Pangalila, Whani Darmawan
Awards & Screenings Frameline, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Melbourne International Film Festival, Asia Pacific Screen Award 2018 (APSA) Cultural Diversity Award
Source Asian Shadows
We are proud to present with Asia Pacific Screen Awards the Queensland Premiere of Memories Of My Body.
Juno is just a child when his father abandons him in their village of Center Java. Alone now, he joins a Lengger dance center where men shape their feminine appearance and movement. But the sensuality and sexuality that come from dance and bodies, mixed with the violent social and political Indonesian environment, force Juno to move from village to village. Even if on this journey Juno receives attention and love from his dance teachers, his weird aunty, his old uncle, a handsome boxer and a Warok, he still has to face by himself the battlefield that his body is becoming.
I am very interested in the issue of masculinity and femininity merged in a person’s body. Having a body that is both masculine and feminine has been a very sensitive issue in Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world.
— Garin Nugroho