Born in 1978 in Indonesia, Edwin studied graphic design in Surabaya and film in Jakarta. In 2005, his film Kara, the Daughter of a Tree became the first Indonesian short ever invited to the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. His feature debut, Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008), was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize in Rotterdam and Postcards From the Zoo was nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021), his latest film, has received the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival 2021.
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