Brief Description

Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (Memories of My Body) is a 2019 Indonesian drama film directed and written by Garin Nugroho and produced by Ifa Isfansyah. The film, inspired by the life of dancer and actor Rianto, portrays the story of a male dancer who becomes a young performer of Lengger (traditional Indonesian dance), and explores his sexuality. The flow of the film is divided into four chapters telling about Juno’s life journey: starting from his childhood, adolescence to adulthood and the process of discovering his own identity. His own name shows two sides of a coin, a tough prince baby, a Pandu and Kunti in the Mahabharata epic and a fragile or gentle child who is struggling to solve the secrets of his emotional impulse and sexual orientation. Throughout the film, Garin articulates the concept of masculinity, the freedom of expression among LGBTQI+ and the reaction from the local communities in this particular case in Indonesia.

In collaboration with the production company, Fourcolours Film, and GusDurian Thailand, SEA Junction originally scheduled the screening for 4 April 2020, but could not undertake it because of the COVID-19 lock-down. The screening was then rescheduled. This time, there were two screening events on 14-15 November 2020 at 4:00-6:00 pm.

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