Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts 15
From the archive
This film was last shown on 26 April 2018
The Indonesian island of Sumba provides the setting for this stunning revenge-Western. Marlina, recently widowed, finds her home and livelihood under attack from a gang who think they can take ownership of her body and cattle because she no longer has a man to ‘protect’ her… they are wrong. Killing several of her attackers, Marlina goes on a long, demanding journey in search of justice and redemption in the face of gender-based violence and discrimination.
Striking visuals and an evocative soundtrack make this an incredibly powerful watch, and the film is a brilliant example of what can happen when traditionally male-dominated genres like the Western are opened up to stories of womanhood.
- Mouly Surya
- France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
- 93 mins
- Dea Panendra, Egy Fedly, Yoga Pratama