Legends abound on the Indonesian island of Sawai, but when a young woman arrives to find out more about a story her grandmother told her, no one knows a thing about Halimah who ran away from her husband to have an affair with the sailor Sukab. She does meet a young traveller called Sukab though.
In this modest romance, almost documentary shots of village life are combined with the captivating beauty of jungle and sea. With a small walk-on for a squid.
Edwin was invited to shoot this modern fairy tale by the film festival in the Korean city of Jeonju as part of the Jeonju Digital Project which in 2013 had the theme Strangers (also refer to Strangers When We Meet). Edwin was in Rotterdam twice before with, among other things, his feature film debut Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008) that was awarded the FIPRESCI prize. In 2014, IFFR will also be screening his short film Hortus.