WHAT THEY DON‘T TALK ABOUT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT LOVE
by Mouly Surya
Indonesia 2013, 104 min
The odds of love between the blind, the deaf and the unlucky sighted people
Fitri, 20 years old and blind, lives in a school for youth with special needs. She is in love with a ghost doctor, who turns out to be just a regular man, named Edo, who is deaf. If Firti could see and Edo hear, would their love survive? Fitri‘s classmate Diana, a myopic, falls for Andhika, a new student who lost his eyesight in an accident. Diana thinks they are in love, but is Andhika still attached to Gadis, his beautiful ex-girlfriend?
Cast & Crew
Karina Salim, Ayushita Nugraha, Nicholas Saputra, Anggun Priambodo, Lupita Jennifer
World Premiere: World Cinema Dramatic Competition - Sundance FF 2013
European Premiere: Rotterdam IFF 2013
Scandinavian Premiere: Göteborg IFF 2013
Asian Premiere: Hong Kong IFF 2013
Karlovy Vary IFF 2017
Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2018
Asian Film Archive 2019
Locarno FF Open Doors Screenings 2020
Jose Rivero Award for the Best New Director - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria IFF 2014
Jati Emas Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenwriter - Indonesian Academy Awards 2014
NETPAC Award (Best Asian Film) - Rotterdam IFF 2013
Surya has been regarded as one of the most promising female filmmakers in Indonesia. Her debut film, Fiksi., won numerous awards including: Best Director at JIFFEST 2008, Special Mention at Jogja Netpac Asian Film Festival 2008 as well as Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Scoring and Best Original Screenplay at Film Festival Indonesia 2008. Fiksi. was internationally premiered at the 13th Busan International Film Festival 2008, South Korea.
After getting her Bachelor of Arts in Media and Literature from Swinburne University, Melbourne, Surya ad- vanced her degree by obtaining a Master’s in Film and Television from Bond University, Queensland. Aside from
Surya (32) was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. She currently resides in Jakarta, where she spends most of her time writing.