marlina the murderer
The Indonesian film is a dry humored feminist Western premiering to rave reviews in the festival circuit.
The Indonesian film “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts," a dry humored feminist Western (yeah, that's right), is capturing the attention of critics and early audiences alike. It's been called a “thoroughly enjoyable, visually ravishing gem… that gives World Cinema a good name.”
The storyline involves our fair heroine traveling by bus and horseback with a severed head, but the film's still being praised as subtle.
“It’s not in your face. That is not the Indonesian or the Asian way,” Director Mouly Surya told journalists at Cannes. "We are not like Americans or Europeans, we like to do things subtly.”
Keep an eye out for wide release.