POSTCARDS FROM THE ZOO

By . EDWIN

PALARI FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

Little Lana was abandoned alone in the zoo. Raised by a giraffe trainer, the zoo is the only world she knows. One day, a charming magician arrives and Lana sets on a journey that leads her way back to home...

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2012
Competition
Sitges - Intl Fantastic FF of Catalonia 2012
Oficial noves vision
Tokyo - TiffCom 2012
Winds of Asia-Middle East
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2012
Forum
Berlinale 2012
Golden Bear Nominee
Singapore International Film Festival 2012
Special Mention
Slovakia Art Film Festival 2012
Mayor Award
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • INDONESIA
    • Languages
    • INDONESIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • . EDWIN
    • Writer(s)
    • EDWIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Meiske TAURISIA (Babibutafilm), Lorna TEE (Babibutafilm), Thanassis KARATHANOS (Palas Film), Karl BAUMGARTNER (Pallas Film)
    • Synopsis
    • This is a story of Lana. Her memories started 20 years ago, when her father left her alone in the zoo. For 20 years, she grew up at the zoo, raised by a giraffe trainer, who lived there, too. The giraffe trainer watches over her, and nourishes her with food, drink, and care. Over lunch, he would tell her the stories of the animals.
      The sound of the Hippo’s steps. The flapping of the Elephant’s ears. The strange, flute-like sound of the Giraffe.
      Lana grows up full of joy and love. Over time, Lana forgets her father. One day, a handsome Cowboy comes to the zoo. He is a street magician who can perform various dazzling magic tricks. Very enchanting. Lana falls in love. She leaves the giraffe trainer and the entire zoo. Together, they wander around the streets of Jakarta. She becomes his assistant in selling medicine and performing magic. The townsfolk love them. Soon, they host their own TV show. One day, the Cowboy disappears during his magic trick's performance.
      Lana now works as a masseuse ‘with benefits’, her customers loves her. She tells them stories. Stories of, The sound of the Hippo’s steps. The flapping of the Elephant’s ears. The strange, flute-like sound of the Giraffe.
      Lana no longer knows happiness. She has only the feeling of longing. Lana returns to the zoo. But she finds no one there.
      Again, she is left alone in the zoo.
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