WHEN THE ROOSTER CROWS - SOUTHEAST ASIAN CINEMA

By Leonardo CINIERI LOMBROSO

BLUE FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

When the rooster sings is a voice of diversity reaching for change. Brillante Mendoza, Eric Khoo, Garin Nugroho, Pen Ek Ratanaruang give voice to a region rich with traditions, ethnic groups, languages, politics, and religions. . Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippinen.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2014
Wide Angle
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • INDONESIA, SINGAPORE, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, THAI
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Leonardo CINIERI LOMBROSO
    • Writer(s)
    • Leonardo CINIERI LOMBROSO
    • Producer(s)
    • Alessandro BONIFAZI (Blue Film), Panuksmi HARDJOWIRONGO (M'GO Film)
    • Synopsis
    • When the rooster Crows is a voice of diversity reaching for change. Brillante Mendoza, Eric Khoo, Garin Nugroho, Pen Ek Ratanaruang give voice to a region rich with traditions, ethnic groups, languages, politics, and religions. It is cinema, at its purest form, fighting for freedom of expression. The amalgamation of these aspects gives birth to an ultra-neo-realistic cinema language unique to this region.
      Each director candidly shares their experience working and producing independently. They discuss the issue of censorship, both state and self-imposed and how to navigate through it. Largest part of their work is both a reflection and a critique toward today's society in their country, from culture preservation, fundamentalism, society induced malaise, ethnic favoritism.
    • Partners & financing
    • MDA Singapore
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