MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

by Mouly Surya

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption. But the road is long especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.

 

Opens

IFC Center, NYC June  22

Laemmle Monica Film Center, LA  July 6

 

 

 

  • FILM INFO

    Year: 2017

    Country: Indonesia, France,Malaysia, Thailand

    Runtime:93 mins

    Color: Color

    Language: Indonesian,

    Dialect from Sumba

    Subtitles: English

     

    CREW

    Producers

    Rama ADI

    Fauzan ZIDNI

    Director

    Mouly SURYA

    Director of Photography :

    Yunus PASOLANG

    Editing:

    Kelvin NUGROHO

    Music:

    Zeke KHASELI

    Yudhi ARFANI

    Sound Design:

    Khikmawan SANTOSA

    Art Director:

    Frans PAAT

     

    CAST

    Marsha TIMOTHY as Marlina

    Dea PANENDRA as Novi

    Egi FEDLY as Markus

    Yoga PRATAMA as Franz

    Anggun PRIAMBODO as Ian

     

  • REVIEWS

    "At once tightly controlled and simmering with righteous fury, it’s gorgeously lensed, atmospherically scored and moves inexorably toward a gratifying payoff"— Maggie Lee, Variety

     

    A thoroughly enjoyable, visually ravishing feminist Western played out in the widescreen vistas of rural Indonesia, Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts weaves basic elements into a tale worth telling splendidly accompanied by a sit-up-and-take-notice musical score. —Screen Daily

     

    "THE FEMINIST WESTERN YOU NEED TO SEE… Satisfyingly deadpan, viciously vengeful and full of surprises… one of the most ravishingly beautiful films at Cannes." —Tara Brady, The Irish Times

     

    "The dark, wry, feminist neo-Western Tarantino only wishes he created... INTOXICATING VIEWING." —Andrew Wright, The Stranger

     

    At once an enjoyable genre ride and a feminist arthouse story, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts might send some heads rolling but has its own head firmly on its shoulders.—Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood  Reporter

     

     

     

  • AWARDS/FESTIVALS

    Cannes International Film Festival, Director’s Fortnight

    Melbourne International Film Festival,

    Toronto International Film Festival

    Busan International Film Festival

    Sitges International Film Festival

    Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival

    Taipei Golden Horse

    AFI FEST

    Philadelphia Film Festival

    Portland International Film Festival

    Cleveland International Film Festival

    Florida Film Festival

    Seattle International Film Festival

  • PRESS MATERIAL

  • ABOUT DIRECTOR

    Mouly SURYA

     

    Born in Jakarta in 1980, Mouly SURYA is considered one of the most promising female filmmakers in Indonesia. Surya had a degree in media and literature before studying film in Australia. She directs her first feature film in 2008, FIKSI. The film opens at Busan IFF and wins numerous awards including Best Director at JIFFEST.

    Her second feature WHAT THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT LOVE (2013) screens at various film festivals including Sundance competition and Karlovy Vary. It receives TheNETPAC Award at Rotterdam.

    MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS is Surya’s third film.

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