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Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
Directed by Mouly Surya
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In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina (Marsha Timothy), a young widow, is attacked and robbed of all her livestock by a gang of seven bandits. She then defends herself, setting out on a journey to find justice, empowerment, retribution and redemption. But the road is long, especially when she begins to be haunted by the ghost of her victim. A stunning Scope western set to a Morricone-inspired score, this unique tale of female cinematic revenge takes no prisoners.

"An unwavering slow burn… Ms. Surya gives Marlina a stark, steady, captivating look that keeps you engaged." —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"At once tightly controlled and simmering with righteous fury…  [MARLINA THE MURDERER] is a gorgeously lensed, atmospherically scored and moves inexorably toward a gratifying payoff… A revenge fantasy rooted in Indonesia’s gender conditions, complex regional culture and the stark beauty of its landscapes." —Maggie Lee, Variety

"Visually striking and then some…  As for [actress] Marsha Timothy, the film could hardly go further in making her an iconic figure." —Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

"Utterly bonkers in the best possible way, this stylish hybrid Indonesian spaghetti western is anchored around a powerhouse performance from Marsha Timothy as the young eponymous widow." —Kevin Maher, The London Times

Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Art Direction, and Best Editing, Cintra Awards at the Indonesian Film Festival
Best Cinematography and Best Sound, Asian Academy Creative Awards
Cannes International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival
New Horizons Film Festival of Poland
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Palm Springs Film Festival
AFI Fest
Philadelphia Film Festival
San Diego Asian Film Festival
First Look, Museum of the Moving Image
Portland International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Best Actress, Sitges International Film Festival

93 minutes / Color
Indonesian / English subtitles
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2017

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Subject areas:
Asia, Death and Dying, Drama, Feminism, Indonesia, KimStim Collection, Narrative, Revenge, Southeast Asia, Vengeance, Western, Women, Fiction Feature Films

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