Join the filmmakers, cast and crew from MIFF Premiere film Ema Nudar Umanu for a post-film after party featuring video art and live music from Dili.
Showcasing the diverse work of Malkriadu Cinema (direct from Timor-Leste), which includes video installation, music videos and projection, alongside the music style currently bewildering crowds and bending minds in Dili now; NOISE! Making music from an eclectic range of items running from traditional instruments to loop pedals, rocks to rubbish, buffalo skulls to coffee grounds, noise is the combination of everything! Hear it live at the post premiere party!
Join us at KINO at 6:30pm for the Ema Nudar Umanu premiere and then from 8pm at LOOP Project Space & Bar for the after-party.
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ABOUT THE FILM:
The first ever feature length film from Dili, Ema Nudar Umanu is a surreal, fable-like meditation on life, death and spirituality in Timor-Leste, by filmmakers Thomas Henning and Jonas Rusumalay Diaz
From its opening moments, as a man crawls to land from the ocean to be greeted by a lonely ghost, the new film from the Timor-Leste-based directors Diaz and Henning casts an evocative, haunting spell that appears to hover somewhere in the twilight dimension between life and death.
The female ghost tells a tale of how she once haunted an unhappily married Timorese couple, while a mysterious, bedraggled wedding singer wanders the landscape with his acoustic guitar, and the stories dance around and fold into each other. Cinematographer Giovanni C Lorusso conjures a striking dreamscape of light and shadow, while the film’s use of multiple exposures and double-tracked dialogue suggests a world lingering on the fringes of reality. A startling work – doubly so given the rarity of films from Timor-Leste.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://youtu.be/5RIjvqGkQWU
HELP SUPPORT EAST TIMOR ARTISTS TO TRAVEL FOR THE PREMIERE: