SHELTER (16', Indonesia, 2011)

 

"A subtle and disturbing essay about love and solitude in only one extended shot, SHELTER seems to follow a moment in the life of a couple: a girl and a boy, leaning against each other, tired, in the back of an empty bus. Yet, gradually, the nature of their relationship becomes ambiguous - the boy's more and more passionate embraces seem to leave the girl strangely indifferent. In spite of their physical closeness, the two seem painfully alone. A very unusual suspense is thus created and becomes more and more intriguing until, in the end, the film almost imperceptibly crosses the line between the reality and the fantastic, entering a parallel, spiritual realm. What seems to be initially an ordinary scene becomes a powerful emotional experience and, at the same time, a contemplation of life's frailty and of the immense power of our feelings." (Diana Mereoiu, BIEFF 2012)

Director: ISMAIL BASBETH

 

Cast: HANANDA HUTAMI PUTRI, KRISNA E. PUTRANTO

Screenplay: ISMAIL BASBETH

Cinematography: BUDI TOBON ARIFIANTO

Editing: ISMAIL BASBETH

Music: TEGUH HARI

Sound: LINTAG ENRICO, RANGGA SANG ESHAYOGA

Producer: SURYO ADHI WIYOGO

Production: HIDE PROJECT INDONESIA



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Director's contact: basbeth[at]hideprojectindonesia[dot]com

 

 

Born in Wonosobo, Indonesia in 1985, ISMAIL BASBETH studied Indonesian traditional music for a year and then moved to Yogyakarta in 2004 to learn communication science. In this city he fell in love with filmmaking. He produced and directed several films, documentaries and fictions, such as HIDE AND SLEEP (2008), HARRY VAN YOGYA (2010), and SHELTER (2011). With two of his partners he founded an  alternative production company called HIDE PROJECT INDONESIA. In 2011 he obtained a fellowship to go to Asian Film Academy (AFA) in Busan, South Korea, where he won a Scholarship Fund for having great potential and enthusiastically participating in the program. In 2012 he was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus.

 

Rotterdam 2012 / Busan IFF, South Korea 2011 / Lago IFF, Italy 2012

 

“Loneliness - a condition that is difficult to tell. In SHELTER, loneliness is shown through three main causes: an encore of a relationship, an endless boredom of monotonous life and the shadow of death.” (ISMAIL BASBETH)

 

“A moment in the lives of a young woman and a young man. […] It is definitely Indonesia, but it isn’t ‘one of those’ Indonesian films. Her skirt is far too short and his hands explore her body too freely for that. The style is unmistakably part of the avant-garde film tradition, which doesn’t exist in most Southeast Asian countries. Not even in Indonesia. This makes the filmmaker’s work courageous for two reasons. He is slightly more erotic than his country allows and his understated visual language won’t be understood by all.” (Gertjan Zuilhof, Rotterdam Film Festival)

 

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