Media Coverage: Cinecola14 Mar 2016
The cinematic language becomes a universal and timeless language in Ismail Basbeth’s stunning feature Another Trip to the Moon, which was presented in the Hivos Tiger Award competition of the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Ismail Basbeth’s film is full of poetry and ambition. Gloriously shot mostly in the beautiful and mysterious Indonesian forest, this is the story of a woman who lives who has withdrawn from the modern girl with a girlfriend and lives like a mythical hero in a culminating life that is at once primitive and mythical.
The film flirts both with fantasy, poetry and social realism. Beautifully shot, with a cinematography composed of static shots with the camera firmly planted on a tripod and the beauty of each shots as well as the players’ interaction within its frame is beautiful and stunning also because of the automatic resultant glorification of the beauty of the Indonesian wilderness that spins out of the employment of such techniques.