The Seen and Unseen
Spring Grants 2017
Current project status: COMPLETED
One day in a hospital room, 10-year-old Tantri realises she will not have much more time with her twin brother Tantra. Tantra’s brain is weakening and he has begun to lose his senses one by one. He now spends most of his time lying in bed, while Tantri has to accept the reality that she must soon face life alone. This situation opens up something in Tantri’s mind: she keeps waking up in the middle of the night from a dream and seeing Tantra. The night becomes their playground. Under the full moon, Tantri dances – about her home, about her feelings. As the moon dims and is replaced by the sun, so Tantri’s becoming a woman eclipses Tantra’s fading life. Tantri experiences a magical journey and an emotional relationship through body expressions, finding herself between reality and imagination, loss and hope.
- Kamila Andini
- Kamila Andini
- Kamila Andini, Gita Fara
About the Director
Kamila Andini was born in Jakarta in 1986 and studied Sociology and Media Arts at Deakin University in Melbourne. Her concern for culture, women’s empowerment and environmental issues led her to her passion for storytelling through the medium of film. In 2011, she released her debut feature-length film ‘The Mirror Never Lies’, which portrays the life of a sea wanderer in the oceans of Indonesia. The film travelled to more than 30 film festivals including Berlin, Busan and Seattle International Film Festivals, and won more than 15 awards on the festival circuit. Her two short films ‘Following Diana’ (2015) and ‘Memoria’ (2016) portray women’s issues in urban Jakarta and post-conflict Timor Leste. Her second feature-length film, ‘The Seen and Unseen’, was selected for the Cinéfondation Residence programme at the Festival de Cannes, supported by the Hubert Bals Fund and the Asia-Pacific Sreen Awards Fund, and received a grant from the Doha Film Institute.
Production Company Profile
Treewater Productions is an independent production company based in Jakarta. The company’s concern for culture, the environment and social issues had led it to create alternative films with a distinctive perspective for telling stories.
Awards and Festival History
"TIFF 2017, Platform (WP)
Busan IFF 2017, A Window on Asian Cinema
Dubai IFF 2017
Festival International du Film de Fribourg 2019"
"Best Youth Feature Film, 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Tokyo FILMeX Award, Singapore IFF 2017, Asian Feature Film Competition
Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Film, Berlinale 2018