The Problem of a Lengger’s Body
This film is the perfect mix between strong narration, poetic images, and socio-political criticism typical of Garin Nugroho.
I can see life through a hole,” said Rianto, a dancer, with sad eyes and a bitter smile. With that sentence, he invites the viewer to take a glance at his life from childhood until he becomes a professional dancer. But this is not a hackneyed flashback story about how an individual achieves fame. Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (Memories of My Body), directed by Garin Nugroho, is a memoir of violence, trauma and restlessness coming into clash.