Movie of the Week #1: Panos Kotzathanasis picks A Copy of My Mind (2015) by Joko Anwar

Joko Anwar directs a movie that cruises via the genres, because it begins like a practical drama, then turns into a romance and finally a thriller with political components. Moreover, his distinct humorousness is all the time current, and exemplified in scenes just like the one with the homosexual porn. Aside from that, the film options a lot much less violence than his earlier works (“The Forbidden Door” for instance), though it isn’t utterly absent. The political message is kind of poignant and derives from the idea of the crime lord and her dealings with the authorities, in a section that’s largely based mostly on true occasions.

“A Copy of my Thoughts” can be a hymn to Jakarta, because it highlights on a regular basis life within the capital of Indonesia and options many various elements of it. In that trend, Ical Tanjung’s cinematography does wonders in portraying the assorted places within the metropolis as realistically as potential, with the aspect of realism turning into much more heightened by the truth that Anwar didn’t use synthetic lighting in any respect, simply the one already current within the places he shot. Together with the exact enhancing, the film gives the look that it’s an costly manufacturing, though the case is strictly the other.



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