When seven bandits arrive at the widow Marlina’s house, they get rather more than they bargained for. On her escape to the coast Marlina falls in with the pregnant Novi and their destinies entwine. Set in the strange and wonderful landscape of the Indonesian hills to a marvellous musical backdrop, this has a seething fury, a bleak humour and an implacable logic that is mesmerising, shocking and curiously endearing.
“At once tightly controlled and simmering with righteous fury, it's gorgeously lensed, atmospherically scored and moves inexorably toward a gratifying payoff.” Variety
“upends the usual male concerns for some serious and satisfying feminist payback.” Toronto Star
Winner Best Cinematography Asia-Pacific Film Festival 2018
Winner Best Actress Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival 2018