JAKARTA, ARKIPEL, Forum Lenteng — Jum’at (12/09/14) Studio 1 XXI, Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) menayangkan tujuh filem yang masuk kategori International Competition 6, yaitu 5 – 9 , Au Monde (Into the World), Uyuni, Bois d’Arcy, Tabato, Sun Song dan Gundah Gundala, pada pukul 12.45 WIB. Filem-filem tersebut bagian dari rangkaian acara ARKIPEL Electoral Risk – Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival 2014. Pemutaran kali ini adalah pemutaran pertama setelah malam pembukaan yang diadakan kemarin malam, 11 September 2014. Belum banyak pengunjung yang mendatangi Studio 1 XXI TIM siang itu.

Terdapat sekiranya 10 penonton yang mengisi studio saat pemutaran filem pertama, 5 – 9 karya Ulf Lundin dari Swedia. Filem tanpa dialog ini memukau penonton melalui kemampuan sinematografinya yang membidik ruang apartemen dengan ‘dekat’, tetapi gerakan kamera yang halus itu seakan tak menutup diri untuk menunjukkan kepada penonton bahwa ‘ia’ sedang mengintip.

Filem kedua, Au Monde (Into the World) filem dari Perancis garapan Christophe Bisson, sempat mengalami kendala teknis. Ketika ditayangkan, visual yang terpampang ke layar bergerak dengan tersendat-sendat di pertengahan durasi.

Representasi tentang kondisi masyaakat kota terlihat pada Uyuni, filem dari Argentina garapan Andres Denegri. Filem ini menyajikan visual yang berbayang-bayang, seakan tak fokus, seolah menjadi metafor yang memunculkan kesan tersendiri bagi para penonton. Sementara itu, filem keempat dari Mehdi Benallal asal Perancis, yaitu Bois D’Arcy, menceritakan tentang pemukiman masa kecilnya. Disusul dengan Tobato, filem karya Joāo Viana dari Angola, yang bercerita mengenai Guinea Bissau, dan seseorang yang selalu membayangkan tragedi perang yang melanda negaranya.

Dua yang terakhir adalah filem yang dipresentasikan pada Malam Pembukaan ARKIPEL Electoral Risk 2014: Sun Song (Joel Wanek) dan Gundah Gundala (Wimar Herdanto). Dengan memainkan sorotan cahaya matahari yang menerpa tubuh-tubuh penumpang kulit hitam di dalam bis yang sedang berjalan, Joel Wanek seakan mengungkapkan kepada penonton bahwa matahari pun bisa bernyanyi. Sedangkan pada Gundah Gundala, Hendarto memancing gelak tawa penonton meskipun saya, secara pribadi, masih merasa filem yang terakhir ini bukanlah filem dokumenter. Filem ini pun, pada kesimpulan saya, meretas batas antara fiksi dan dokumenter yang selama ini umum dikenal oleh masyarakat.

Selama penayangan ketujuh filem, beberapa penonton ada yang tetap bertahan hingga akhir, ada juga yang meninggalkan ruangan di pertengahan filem. Penayangan filem-filem kategori Kompetisi Internasional 6 ini berakhir pada pukul 15.00 WIB. Penonton satu persatu meninggalkan Studio 1, beberapa diantaranya mampir ke meja pendaftaran tamu untuk mendapatkan informasi mengenai jadwal pemutaran filem-filem dokumenter selanjutnya.

The First Screening of IC 6 Program

 

JAKARTA, ARKIPEL, Forum Lenteng — Friday (09.12.14) Studio 1 XXI, Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM, or Ismail Marzuki Park—red), this time was showing seven films from the category of International Competition 6, namely 5-9, Au Monde (Into the World), Uyuni, Bois d’Arcy, Tabato, Sun Song and Gundah Gundala, at 12:45. The films were part of a series of events of ARKIPEL Electoral Risk – Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival 2014. This was the first screening to be held after the opening night yesterday, September 11, 2014. Since it was started in the middle afternoon, there were not a lot of visitors coming to the Studio 1 XXI TIM at the time.

There were ten viewers who warmed the seats in the studio when the first screening of 5-9 by Ulf Lundin (Sweden) started. This film who has no dialogue was stunned the audiences with its cinematography abilities to aim closely at the apartment’s spaces, but with its smooth camera movement acted as if it’s not hiding the fact to the audiences that “it” was spying.

The second film followed by Au Monde (Into the World) film from France’s Christophe Bisson, who had a technical problem for a moment. When being screened, the visual was a bit bumpy it’s halfway through.

Representation about the conditions of urban society was visible in Uyuni from Argentina by Andres Denegri. This film served a shady visual, as if not focusing properly, as if it became a metaphor to raise a personal impression for the audience. Aside from that, the fourth film from Mehdi Benallal from French, the Bois d‘Arcy told a story about his childhood neighborhood. Followed by Tobato from Joāo Viana from Angola, that illustrated about Guinea Bissau, and somebody who always imagine the tragedy of war that had hit the country.

The latter two were the films that were presented during the ARKIPEL Opening Night: the Sun Song (Joel Wanek) and Gundah Gundala (Wimar Herdanto). By playing with the glare of the sun that fell on the bodies of black passengers on a bus that was running, Joel Wanek as if reveal to the audience that the sun can sing. While in Gundah Gundala, Hendarto invited the audience to chortle even though I, personally, still feel this last film wasn’t a documentary film. This film was, in my conclusion then, paved the boundary between fiction and documentary that has been commonly known by the public.

During the seventh delivery of the film, there were a few spectators remained until the end; some were leaving the room in the middle of the film. The screening of films from International Competition 6 category ended at 15:00. One by one, the audiences left the Studio 1, which some of them stopped by the registration table to get information about the next documentary films schedule.

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