The Green Bay Film Society will present the first International Film of the semester on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum

Opera Jawa
Indonesia, 2006

Filmed in the lush forest and on pristine beaches of Java, director Garin Nugroho’s deeply imagistic and dazzling visual narrative is based on “The Abduction of Sita” from the Hindu epic, Ramayana.  Setyo and Siti live a peaceful life as husband and wife, selling earthenware in their village. But when Setyo is called away on business, a flirtatious butcher, Ludiro takes advantage of Siti’s loneliness to seduce her. Tempted by song and dance, Siti initially refuses his advances but acquiesces in a moment of weakness, setting the stage for an epic battle between two men.

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