The Seen and Unseen

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Running Time:

86 min


Kamila Andini


Gita Fara, Ifa Isfansyah


Kamila Andini

Cast: Ni Kadek Thaly Titi Kasih, Ida Bagus Putu Radithya Mahijasena, Ayu Laksmi, I Ketut Rina, Happy Salma, Gusti Ayu Raka

One day in a hospital room, 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. He now spends most of his time lying in bed, while 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. Under the full moon, Tantri dances – about her home, about her feelings. As the moon dims and is replaced by the sun, so Tantri’s becoming a woman eclipses Tantra’s fading life. Tantri experiences a magical journey and an emotional relationship through body expressions, finding herself between reality and imagination, loss and hope.


Festival & Awards

  • World Premiere at PLATFORM competition, Toronto International Film Festival 2017
  • Hubertbals Fund, Script Development 2011.
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards Children Film Fund, Script Development 2012.
  • Wouter Barendrecht Award, Fortissimo Foundation, Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, Co-production market 2012.
  • Ties That Bind, Asian European Co-production workshop 2012
  • Cinefondation, The Residence du Festival de Cannes 2012 – 2013.
  • Doha Film Institute, Post Production Grant 2017
  • Best Youth Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2017
  • Grand Prize winner, Best Feature Tokyo Fimex 2017
  • Hanoman Award, Best Feature Jogja Asia Netpac Film Festival 2017
  • International Jury Grand Prix, Best feature Berlinale Generation Kplus 2018
  • Best Cinematography, For Anggi Frisca, Malaysian Golden Global Awards 2018
  • Critics Choice Award, Fribourg International Film Festival 2018
  • Special Award of Premio SIGNIS, Festival cinema Africano d’Asia e America Latina 2018
  • Best Feature Film, Avant-garde and genre competition, Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2018
  • Media Choice Award for Filmmaker, For Kamila Andini, Shanghai International Film Festival 2018
  • Best children Actor award, For Thaly Titi Kasih, Indonesian Movie Actor Award 2018
  • Best Film, Bangkok Asean Film Festival 2018