Memories of My Body (Kucumbu tubuh indahku)

NAME OF FILM: MEMORIES OF MY BODY (KUCUMBU TUBUH INDAHKU)

DIRECTOR(S): Garin Nugroho

STARRING: Muhammad Khan, Raditya Evandra, Rianto

GENRE: Drama Film

SYNOPSIS: Political and social upheaval in Central Java forces a closeted young dancer out into the world. There, he meets remarkable people as he struggles to come to terms with his emotional impulses and sexual identity. Orphaned at a young age, Juno is drawn to dancing and joins a Lengger dance group. Lengger is a traditional dance form from the island of Java, where dancers play with fluid gender identity. In four beautiful chapters we follow Juno through adolescence into adulthood, witnessing his blossoming talent while exploring the more graphic nature of the dance’s origins as well as the men that surround him. Part political commentary, part dance film, part coming-of-age story, everyone that crosses Juno’s path steps into his narrative—his 1980s dance guru; a chiseled prizefighter engaged to be married, and a closeted politician.