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Monday, December 04, 2017

Best Actress, Marsha Timothy Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts: Between Marsha And Marlina

That was director Mouly Surya’s reply to Tempo when asked why she chose Marsha Timothy, an actress with an urban Jakarta background, to play Marlina, a village woman living on a hill in a remote Eastern Indonesian region.

But Mouly made the perfect choice. Marsha Timothy quickly transformed into Marlina, a widowed woman. When lonely, she sits beside her husband’s mummified corpse, conversing with it, complaining to it, embracing…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.