Short Film Review: Memories of the Sea (2021) by Haris Yuliyanto

Evidently Haris Yuliyanto has a connection to boats, ports and the folks working within the numerous elements of the maritime business, and, after “Anchoring” which targeted on the aspirations of a ship crew member, this time has provide you with a script that mixes the story of a ship sinking with the employees in a lighthouse.

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40- year-old Galon is the only real keeper of a lighthouse, which is about to welcome the arrival of the State Chief for the agenda of the inauguration of the port improvement undertaking. Galon is busy with the decorations of the constructing, and doesn’t pay a lot consideration to the information a few sinking ship, which was carrying a whole lot of passengers. Nevertheless, at that time, the ghost of 50-year-old Rusman, Galon’s former colleague, returns to the human world with a view to discover extra about his son, who was a crew member within the aforementioned ship. The 2 of them reconnect in the perfect of fashions, as their relationship gave the impression to be a reasonably loving one, however Rusman’s agony continues, even among the many decorations and the rapport the 2 share. Because the information for the ship give their stead to the event undertaking, one other ghost seems within the lighthouse, changing Rusman who has to return to the afterlife.

Haris Yuliyanto creates a really fascinating narrative, the place the supernatural is applied with a view to make a sociopolitical remark, concerning the way in which the federal government is at all times eager to focus on the strikes ahead, as within the case of the port improvement undertaking, which are literally what brings votes, however is sort of desperate to push the problems, and much more, the tragedies that happen, within the background. In that trend, Yuliyanto appears to state that upkeep and injury management, as basic ideas within the business, are at the least as vital as improvements and numerous steps ahead, even though they don’t convey votes. As such, the actions the federal government takes within the story, present a reasonably harsh critique in the direction of it.

Aside from the reasonably fascinating remark and the intriguingly refined method Yuliyanto takes, the movie can also be fairly entertaining, notably by the interactions of the 2 lighthouse staff, that are stuffed with humor, comradeship, and a slight surreal ingredient since Galon doesn’t appear shocked in any respect to see the ghost of his former colleague seem earlier than him. This ingredient advantages essentially the most by the general ambiance, because the foggy eeriness, the inexperienced and blue neon colours and the general cinematography of Bagas Kusdiantoro work fairly nicely for the narrative. Gemma Ananda’s modifying can also be on a excessive stage, intensifying the sense of disorientation that permeates the narrative. Ari ‘Bubut’ Widodo and Agus Kijang within the two protagonists’ roles are fairly good, showcasing their chemistry, in probably the greatest elements of the film.

Then again, the usage of music is considerably defective, to the purpose that it turns into annoying occasionally, whereas the reality is, that the primary remark may very well be a bit higher introduced, for the reason that information which can be simply heard make it a bit obscure what the director wished to say.

These, nevertheless, are minor points, and in the long run, “Recollections of the Sea” emerges as a brief that’s each suave and contextually fascinating.



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