'The Mirror Never Lies' Grabs Attention of Cannes  

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An Indonesian film directed by Kamila Andini has drawn the attention of film industry practitioners in Cannes film festival, France. Entitled The Mirror Never Lies, the film was first released in 2011 and starred by Gita Novalista and Reza Rahadian.

    The Mirror Never Lies was screened at the Studio 13 during Cannes Cinephiles programme which was held by Cannes administration at the same time with Festival de Cannes. Being the only Indonesian film screened at the time, as many as 200 pairs of eyes watched the movie.

    The audiences were brought to follow a tale of young Bajau girl who has lost her father at sea and uses mirrors to unsuccessfully search for him. According to Amanda Valani, one of documentary film makers, the audiences were captivated by underwater beauty of Wakatobi and how the local people preserve their environment and culture.

    The movie will be back on screen of Cinema Le Raimu, Cannes on May 21. In October 13 to 19, the film is also scheduled to participate in the Festival des Antipodes in St Tropez.

    The Mirror Never Lies has won seven nominations in the 2011 Indonesian Film Festival for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress.

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