The Jakarta Post
A still from 'Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts.' (northernbanner.com/File)
Indonesian film Marlina Si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak (Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts) is set to be screened in 18 countries, including the United States and Canada.
According to variety.com, the film will be distributed by Toronto-based Northern Banner Releasing in Canada for a 2018 release. Similarly, the film will be released by Brooklyn-based distributors KimStim and Icarus Films next year in the US.
Directed by Mouly Surya, Marlina received a warm welcome when it was screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as part of the Contemporary World Cinema program on Sept. 12. “Thank you for making this film. This was very beautiful,” said an audience member during a question and answer session with Mouly at the festival, as quoted by kompas.com.
Furthermore, Michael Paszt, the managing partner of Northern Banner, also praised the film. “Mouly Surya has created an exceptional film with a feminist heroine that seems to defy description and we are looking forward to bringing it to Canadian theaters,” Paszt said, according to screendaily.com.
Meanwhile, the film’s producer, Rama Adi, said that Marlina was scheduled to premiere in Indonesia later this year.
In addition to Marlina, Indonesian film The Seen and Unseen by Kamila Andini was also screened at the TIFF. (wir/asw)
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