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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Perempuan Punya Cerita (Chants of Lotus)

109 MIN | Drama Movie | Bioskop Indonesia
Perempuan Punya Cerita (Chants of Lotus)Perempuan Punya Cerita is about four women filmmakers tackle four different stories about lives of marginalized women in Indonesia.
Sumantri (Rieke Dyah Pitaloka) dedicates her life for the well being of mothers and newborns in one of the most densely populated island that lies about three hour boat ride from Jakarta. In a greatly limited access to outside world, her position is indispensable. She is suffering from breast cancer. Wulan (Rachel Maryam), th eisland’s autistic girl is raped and pregnant. Sumantri is thinking of performing an abortion, the forbidden act and considered as a big sin by the local believe

Safina (Kirana Larasati) and her gang are high school students in Yogyakarta, famoust as a tourist destination and higher learning in the country. The technology provides easy access to Internet, satisfying their curiousity about one issue that captivates them the most: SEX which they have been experimenting sex with their peers. Jay Anwar, a journalist from Jakarta visits Yogya, and Safina falls in love with him. Little that she knows, what the young journalist had in mind might not be close to the price she has sacrificed

Esi (Shanty) a single mother who works as janitor in a dangdut club. She is determined to provide her only daughter with education albeit her struggle to make ends meet. One night, she finds her young teenage daughter, Maesaroh (Ken Nala Amrytha), is sexually harassed by Narto, her boyfriend. Luckily, they find shelter and protector in Cicih (Sarah Sechan), the club’s witty and gutsy icon. But her unfortunate event continues…she finds that her daughter is missing and Cicih to a local women trafficking syndicate

Laksmi (Susan Bachtiar), found out that her husband has died of AIDS. Barely recovered from grieve, she has to deal with the fact that she is infected with the same virus. Her mother-in-law demand the custody of their grandchild, Belinda (Ranti Maria). Laksmi struggle to keep Belinda. Trying to survive without a job, Laksmi begin to see the harsh reality: she has to choose between her daughter and her fight with HIV

Directors: Fatimah Tobing, Lasja Fauzia, Nia Dinata, Upi

Cast: Rieke Dyah Pitaloka, Rachel Maryam, Arswendy Nasution, Kirana Larasati, Fauzi Baadila, Shanty, Susan Bachtiar, Sarah Sechan

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