Java, 1980. Abandoned as a boy, Juno finds a new life with a traditional Lengger dance company, warming to its graceful movements while embracing its complicated approach to masculinity. In the group’s performances, male dancers take on female roles, opening Juno’s eyes to the fluidity of gender, sexuality and sensuality – and the struggle that can stem from being different, including within himself.
Winner of UNESCO’s Cultural Diversity Award at the 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Indonesian auteur Garin Nugroho’s Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (Memories of My Body) dances through gender stereotypes, societal oppression and his homeland’s recent political history. This film is organised in conjunction with STPI’s current exhibition, Pinaree Sanpitak: Fragmented Bodies: The Personal and The Public.
Suitable for adults aged 21 and above. Viewer discretion is advised.
When: 31 Oct 2019, 7pm - 9.30pm