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Position among the stars

DIR: Leonard Retel Helmrich
2010 / Netherlands / 100 min

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For 12 years, filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich followed an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta. This resulted in the trilogy “Stand van de zon”, “Stand van de maan” and “Stand van de sterren” (“Eye of the Day”, “Shape of the Moon” “Position Among the Stars”). Just like in the previous two parts, which received many international prizes, in the third part “Position Among the Stars” the maker shows us the underlying patterns of life in Indonesia. He presents both literally and metaphorically with his revolutionary camera work. The Indonesian Sjamsuddin family is, in a way, a microcosm in which you can recognise the most important issues of life in Indonesia: corruption, conflict between religions, gambling addiction, the generation gap and the growing difference between poor and rich.

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About

Director Leonard Retel Helmrich
Screenplay Leonard Retel Helmrich
Dir. of Photography Ismail Fahmi Lubish, Leonard Retel Helmrich
Editing Jasper Naaijkens
Music Danang Faturahman, Fahmy Al-attas
Sound Ranko Pauković
Duration 100 min
Year 2010
Country Netherlands
Colour Colour
Tags Asia, family, observational, religion, social issues, society
Production Scarabeefilms
Scarabeefilms
Address:  Lloydstraat 5
City:  3024 EA Rotterdam
Web:  www.scarabeefilms.com
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Phone:  +31 10 4771948
Fax:  Fax +31 10 4774049

Distribution Films Transit International Inc
Films Transit International Inc
Country:  United States

Festivals

2010 International Documentary Festival ...

2010 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands Won Best Feature-Length Documentary Award Won Best Dutch Documentary Award


2011 Sundance Film Festival, USA Won World Cinema Special Jury Award


2011 Visions du Réel International Film Festival, France


2011 Zagreb Dox, Croatia Won Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary


2011 European Film Awards Nominated for European Film Academy Documentary 2011 - Prix Arte


2011 IDA Documentary Awards Won Humanitas Documentary Award

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