Having won international acclaim with his arthouse features Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2009) and Postcards from the Zoo (2012), Edwin takes a turn to a delightful coming-of-age drama, in which penguin and whale become tokens of love and representations of two different characters. A story of teen romance between a national diving athlete and a new kid in school, soon turns dark when the young man becomes possessive and loses control. No lack of symbolic language famous in Edwin’s movies, Posesif pushes us to look beyond the simple narrative and contemplate violence in relationships.
Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Production Year: 2017
Cast: Putri Marino, Adipati Dolken, Griselda Agatha
FESTIVAL SELECTIONS & AWARDS
2017 Festival Film Indonesia (FFI) – Best Director
2017 Singapore International Film Festival
2018 CinemAsia Film Festival
2018 Osaka Asian Film Festival
2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival
Edwin was born in 1978 in Surabaya, Indonesia. He graduated from the University of Kristen Oetra, Surabaya, majoring in Graphic Design. In 2005, he wrote and directed the critically-acclaimed Kara, Anak Sebatang Pohon, which became the first Indonesian short film screened at the Cannes Director’s Fortnight. His short film Trip to The Wound was also presented at the Berlinale. In 2009, his feature film debut Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly received the Fipresci Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Postcards from the Zoo (2012), his second feature film for which he also wrote the screenplay, celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale and was presented in Competition. With Posesif (2017), his third feature, he won the Best Director Award at Festival Film Indonesia.
2012 Postcards From The Zoo
2008 Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly