Punggok Rindukan Bulan

This Longing

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This Longing DVD   by tari
Info 03/18/11 02:22:31 am

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Punggok Rindukan Bulan STILL SHOWING!!!   by admin
Press 10/08/08 11:09:44 am

excerpted from OFF THE EDGE Oct 08
Biting Cinema: Viewing the country's liminal zones by Benjamin McKay

Azharr Rudin's Punggok Rindukan Bulan (This Longing) is many worlds away from the glamorous horror of Susuk. This languidly paced rumination on space and place is, on the surface, a tale about a young boy Sidi (Saeful Nazhif Satria) and his father Adman (Sahronizam Noor) who are both emotionally dealing with the absence of Umi (Maya Karin), their mother and wife. Shot in Johor Bahru and largely set in the recently demolished Bukit Chagar housing development, this modest but astonishing film is proof that the promise of Azharr's The Amber Sexalogy was indeed justified. In making a thematic link to my musings on liminality, I can think of no more profoundly liminal a place than JB, and this film captures it with a quiet, poetic intensity rarely found on Malaysian screens.

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Selamat Hari Raya!   by tari
Behind The Scenes 10/01/08 12:56:04 pm
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L to R: Fadzil (Sound), Imam (Gaffer), Zali (Prop) and Cupin (Grip) from Punggok Rindukan Bulan

Happy Eid ul-Fitr!

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Punggok Rindukan Bulan

A film about a boy, barely in secondary school, Sidi and his father Adman, who both unknowingly cope with the sudden absence of a key female figure in their life. In a probable separate story, a boyish young woman returns to photograph the backdrop of her past. Set in the border town of Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The literal meaning of the title is a Malay saying like "the owl misses the moon" a reflection of unrequited (and unconsummated) longing.


with suppport from

Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund

co-production partner

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