The Jakarta Post
A still from Joko Anwar's 'Perempuan Tanah Jahanam'. (Courtesy/BASE Entertainment)
Following months of anticipation, renowned Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar has finally given netizens us the first look of his latest horror film Perempuan Tanah Jahanam – Impetigore (Woman of the Cursed Land – Impetigore).
Joko shared several still images from the film on Instagram. One of the stills depicts a woman looking at three mysterious figures, set against the backdrop of a rumah joglo (Javanese house with cone-shaped roof) deep in the forest.
Meanwhile, another image from the upcoming film shows another female character screaming in agony as a man rushes into the room.
The first images from Perempuan Tanah Jahanam showcase Joko’s penchant for an eerie atmosphere, as the upcoming horror film’s cinematography is steeped in a dark orange hue that seems to emphasize a sense of foreboding.
BASE Entertainment, one of the film studios that produced Joko’s latest horror project, recently said in a statement that the film’s cast and crew had wrapped up production in April.
Penned by Joko himself, Perempuan Tanah Jahanam was conceptualized more than 10 years ago.
“I kept fixing the story each year while at the same time also searching for the right partner to make this film,” Joko said in an official statement.
A number of celebrated actors were selected to star in the film, namely Tara Basro, Marissa Anita, Asmara Abigail, Ario Bayu and Christine Hakim. Almost all of them have worked with Joko in his previous movies.
Production for the film started in March, with involvement from choreographer Eko Supriyanto, music arrangers Aghi Narottama, Bemby Gusti and Tony Merle and composer Rahayu Supanggah.
Perempuan Tanah Jahanam is the first of three films that are a result of a collaboration between Joko, Ivanhoe Pictures, South Korean entertainment company CJ Entertainment, BASE Entertainment and Indonesian production house RAPI Films.
In addition to Perempuan Tanah Jahanam, filmgoers can also look forward to Joko’s first superhero film Gundala, which is based on a popular local comic book character and is also set to be released this year. (rfa/wng)
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