Position Among the Stars

  • Netherlands
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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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  • Original title
    Position Among the Stars
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Leonard Retel Helmrich
  • DOP
    Ismail Fahmi Lubish, Leonard Retel Helmrich
  • Editing
    Jasper Naaijkens
  • Music
    Danang Faturahman, Fahmy Al-attas
  • Sound
    Ranko Pauković
  • Duration
    100 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Netherlands
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
      • Films Transit International Inc
      • United States
  • Festivals
    • 2010 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Won Best Feature-Length Documentary Award
    • Won Best Dutch Documentary Award
    • Won World Cinema Special Jury Award
    • Won Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary
    • Won Humanitas Documentary Award
    • 2011 Sundance Film Festival, USA
    • 2011 Visions du Réel International Film Festival, France
    • 2011 Zagreb Dox, Croatia
    • 2011 European Film Awards
    • Nominated for European Film Academy Documentary 2011 - Prix Arte
    • 2011 IDA Documentary Awards

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