Opera Jawa

The film was produced as part of the New Crowned Hope Festival and garnered awards  from festivals around the world including Best Film (Singapore International Film Festival)  Best Actress (Brussels International Film Festival) and Best Composer (Asian Film Awards).

A traditional Indonesian tragedy is reworked into a visually stunning musical in OPERA JAWA.

Garin NUGROHO’s multi-award winning Javanese ‘opera’ combines modern and traditional elements of both music and dance.

Based on an episode from the Sanskrit epic ‘Ramayana’, this updated version tells the story of happily married villagers Setio and Siti.  Setio has doubts regarding his wife’s fidelity, all but driving her into the arms of another.