Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku)

Courtesy of Asian Shadows.


Directed by Garin Nugroho. Indonesia 2018. Indonesian and Javanese with English subtitles. 105 min.

Juno is just a child when his father leaves him in their village of Center Java. Abandoned and alone, he joins a Lengger dance center where men assume feminine appearance and movements. But the sensuality and sexuality that comes from dance and bodies, mixed with the violent social and political situation of Indonesia, forces Juno to move from village to village. Though Juno receives attention and love from his dance teachers, his weird aunt, his old uncle, a handsome boxer, and a Warok, he still has to face the battlefield that his body is becoming alone.​

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