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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Shape of the Moon

    2004. The Nethrlands. Leonard Retel Helmrich. 92 min.

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Shape of the Moon

    2004. The Nethrlands. Directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich. The second installation of the trilogy continues to follow the Sjamsuddin family: the sour-faced but humorous and kind mother, Rumidjah, and her grinning son Bakti, who decides to marry a Muslim woman, leaving Rumidjah and her granddaughter, Tari, as the only Christians in the family. Life is getting harder for Rumidjah in the city of Jakarta, and she wants to move back to the countryside where she grew up. This complex documentary beautifully captures the emotions that are generated in silence, noise, and landscapes. 92 min.