Wregas Bhanuteja, Indonesian film director’s recent production “Tak Ada yang Gila di Kota Ini” (Translation: No One Is Crazy in This Town) has been chosen for the Sundance Film Festival 2021’s short film competition. This would be Wrega’s first project to be premiered in North America.
This Sundance Movie Festival, which has always been held at the Park City, Utah, United States since 1978, made this announcement on Wednesday.
The film has already been screened at the Singapore International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF) and the Winterthur International Short Film Festival.
Wregas, in a press release stated that “Sundance shall be a new chapter given the U.S’s variety of perspectives yet this short film would generate discussions over Indonesian heritage. Varied views will empower my own perspective in terms of my upcoming movies.” As per The Jakarta reports, Wednesday.
Wregas’ (27 year old film star) Prenjak (In the Year of Monkey), won the Leica Cine Discovery Prize at the 55th Semaine de la Critique at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in France.
His recent short film is an adaptation of Eka Kurniawan, published last year in compilation book Cinta Tak Ada Mati (Endless Love).
The story depicts a Marwan ridding the stress of mentally ill as per his hotel owner instructions and the turn of events that take place, now that his friends have a new plan.
The film’s script was co-written by Wregas and Henricus Pria; and produced by Adi Ekatama.
The Midnight Segment’s screening will also include Joko Anwar’s horror-thriller ‘Perempuan Tanah Jahanam (Impetigore)’.