Surat untuk Bidadari

  • 118'
  • Indonesia
  • 1994
Director made full use of his experiences making documentaries, when he made this realistic fairy-tale focusing on the conflicts between the traditional society of an Indonesian island and the modern world. He shows both the reality of the lonely life and fantasies of a nine-year-old boy, Lewa, whose only friend is his horse. Lewa has been given a Polaroid camera by a tourist and uses it to go in search of the meaning of the new reality acquired with his camera. He seeks an image of his mother, who had died in a bus accident. But in the wreck of the bus he only finds a Madonna poster.
Director
Garin Nugroho
Country of production
Indonesia
Production Year
1994
Festival Edition
IFFR 1995
Length
118'
Medium
35mm
International title
A Letter for an Angel
Language
Malay
Producer
The Jakarta Arts Council Dewan Kesenian Jakarta
Sales
Global Multi Sarona Film
Cast
Viva Westi