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Postcards From the Zoo

World Narrative Competition

North American Premiere

Germany, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong | 96 MINUTES | Indonesian |


If you've ever sent a postcard, you most likely were lucky enough to visit a place worth talking about. If you've ever received a postcard, you most likely have imagined you were lucky enough to visit a place worth talking about. The Ragunan Zoo, as Edwin sees it, is one of those places. And the postcards he's written have a magical message, inscribed in disappearing ink. In his picture you will see: A giraffe. Hippos. A girl who ages with a tiger. A cowboy juggling light. Colorful drifters finding homes in a transient place. Both time and reality are hazy, and the enchanting zoological garden holds captive animals and humans alike.

But for every Oz, there is a Kansas. When Lana leaves the confines of the zoo that has been her home since she was abandoned there as a child, she is introduced to a place devoid of hope and imagination. Stoically, she accepts and explores her role in this new world as easily as she found her fate at Ragunan. A beautiful exploration of humans and animals, Postcards From the Zoo is something to write home about.


Directed by Edwin and Edwin

Edwin was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, and studied film at the Jakarta Institute of Arts. His critically acclaimed films include Kara, Anak Sebatang Pohon, the first Indonesian short film screened at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes, Trip To the Wound, Hulahoop Soundings, and the very successful Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly.
Associate Producer
Kemal Arsjad
Dave Lumenta
Herman Kumala Panca
Meiske Taurisia
Edwin, Daud Sumolang, Titien Wattimena
Director of Photography
Sidi Saleh
Production Designer
Bayu Christianto, Kurniawansyah Putra
Lorna Tee, Thanassis Karathanos, Karl Baumgartner
Primary Cast
Ladya Cheryl, Nicholas Saputra, Adjie Nur Ahmad, Klarysa Aurelia Raditya


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