BABI BUTA YANG INGIN TERBANG

V' 09

BABI BUTA YANG INGIN TERBANG

BLIND PIG WHO WANTS TO FLY

Edwin
Indonesien, 2008
Fiction, 77min, OmeU

BABI BUTA YANG INGIN TERBANG

Edwin
Indonesien, 2008
Fiction, 77min, OmeU

Cast: 
Ladya Cheryl
Carlo Genta
Clairine Baharrizki
Darren Baharrizki
Pong Harjamto
Joko Anwar
Screenplay: 
Edwin
Sound: 
Wahyu Tri Purnomo
Camera: 
Sidi Saleh
Editor: 
Herman Panca
Composer: 
Windra Benyamin
Decoration: 
Eros Eflin
Iqbal Rayya
Costume: 
Meiske Taurisia

Production: 
Babibutafilm
World Sales: 
Babibutafilm JL Madrasah No. 3B, Cilandak Timur12560 Jakarta, Indonesien T +62 812 940 5664 babibutafilm@gmail.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly follows several people in Indonesia in a series of short segments. Some of these are in the present, some of these are in the past, all revolve around family and acquaintances of a Chinese girl called Linda. Her childhood boyfriend wants to be Japanese, her mother is a former badminton champion, her blind father is a dentist who decides to be \"more Indonesian\", and his assistant wants to participate in \"Indonesian Idol\" even though her voice is crap. And Linda herself knows a good party trick: she puts lit firecrackers in her mouth.
Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly is a film that is both serious and playful. It tackles a sensitive racial political issue, namely the denial of the cultural identity of the Chinese minority in Indonesia, but is also filled with humorous and bizarre jokes and situations.
A well-known song by Stevie Wonder is for instance repeated so often that it becomes confusing and worrying. Edwin obviously doesn’t want to make a comfortable film, nor only to paint surrealistic scenes. (Gertjan Zuilhof)