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Jakarta Post

‘The Mirror Never Lies’ dominates Bandung film festival

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 14 2012   /  11:37 am

The Mirror Never Lies, a drama about a young girl trying to find her father who is missing at sea, received the best picture award at the 2012 Bandung Film Festival at Gasibu Square in Bandung on Saturday evening.

The movie set in a Bajo community in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi, outclassed four other nominees: Sang Penari (The Dancer), Pengejar Angin (Wind Hunter), Di Bawah Lindungan Ka’bah (Under the Sanctuary of the Kaaba) and Hafalan Shalat Delisa (Delisa’s Prayer Recitation).

The Mirror Never Lies depicts the richness of life among the Bajo and the beauty of the sea near Wakatobi, and earned nominations in 10 out of the 13 award categories at the festival, including best director for Kamila Andini, camera director for Ipung Rahmat Syaiful, art director for Tonny Tri Marsanto and Tomy D. Setyanto, and best movie poster. The number of nominations matched those of San...