Balinale 2018 is proud to present an exceptional selection of shorts, features, and documentaries in this year’s festival. Each of these reflect an outstanding quality of filmmaking and echoes our 2018 theme TIMELESS in demonstrating the extraordinary ability of film to communicate the largest of human stories, as well as the briefest moments of world changing emotion.

* All films not in the English Language will have English Subtitles

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Program and schedule subject to change

1000GESTALTEN

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Tue, 25 Sep, 7pm, Stars - Fri, 28 Sep, 4pm, Lippo

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
1000 GESTALTEN KOLLEKTIV – GERMANY – 11 MINS

ASIAN PREMIERE
Short Film     Documentary

On July 5th, 2017, after months of preparation, the art performance 1000GESTALTEN transmitted an overwhelming image of creative protest into the world: Hundreds of grey figures move slowly and silently, seemingly unassailable through the streets, an unstoppable force with empty faces wrapped in a crusty shell of clay suits. Until one of them stops and an encouraging transformation begins.… Read More

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22 Menit

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Tue, 25 Sep, 6.30pm, Lippo

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Eugene Panji, Myrna Paramita – Indonesia – 71 MINS

FILMMAKER ATTENDING
Feature Film     Action, Drama

22 minutes before, during and after the dramatic events in the heart of Jakarta and the people behind the successful operation to take down the terrorists. … Read More

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55 Steps

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Fri, 28 Sep, 6.30pm, Lippo

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
Bille August – Germany, Belgium – 115 MINS

Feature Film     Biography, Drama

When patients’ rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on an uphill legal battle to improve… Read More

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A Drowning Man

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Wed, 26 Sep, 7pm, Stars - Fri, 28 Sep, 9pm, Lippo

LANGUAGE: Arabic
Mahdi Fleifel – Denmark, Greece, United Kingdom – 15 MINS

Short Film     Drama

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows… Read More

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A Word To The Wise

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Wed, 26 Sep, 7pm, Stars - Fri, 28 Sep, 4pm, Lippo

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
Jordi Esgleas Marroi – Spain – 28 MINS

Short Film     Documentary

A short documentary about a man from the Solomon Islands. Douglas, a husband and father with a flair for anthropology, tells us about the archipelago’s ancient history and shares his take on the issues he and his… Read More

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Ahto. Chasing A Dream

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Sun, 30 Sep, 1.30pm, Lippo

LANGUAGES: English, Estonian
Jaanis Valk – Estonia – 92 MINS

ASIAN PREMIERE
Documentary

Ahto Valter is a visionary craving to fulfil his biggest dream – travel around the world alone in a sailing boat. As a teenager he already sailed from his home in Estonia to New York, and eventually in 1938 he sets out on a… Read More

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Ballads of The Poor (Balada orang-orang miskin)

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Thu, 27 Sep, 9pm, Lippo

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
fahmi dije – Indonesia – 11 MINS

ASIAN PREMIERE
Short Film     Drama, Family

Sumi, a wife living in poverty, intends to sue her husband for divorce because of his irresponsible behavior.… Read More

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Banda the Dark Forgotten Trail

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Fri, 28 Sep, 9pm, Lippo

LANGUAGE: BAHASA INDONESIA, ENGLISH
JAY SUBIAKTO – INDONESIA – 94 Mins

Documentary

In medieval centuries, a handful of nutmegs was worth more than a crate of gold in European Markets. Monopoly of the Arab and the crusade wars brought European countries in the race to find Spice Islands, which later sparked the clash of nations.… Read More

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Bonobo

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Mon, 24 Sep, 4pm, Lippo - Sat, 29 Sep, 4pm, Renon - Sun, 30 Sep, 4pm, Lippo

LANGUAGE: French
Zoel Aeschbacher – Switzerland – 18 MINS

Short Film     Drama

When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother stuggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passsionate about dance intertwine towards an… Read More

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Boundless Love | Free Entry

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Sat, 29 Sep, 1.30pm, Lippo

LANGUAGES: Wang Yimin – China, Indonesia – 113 MINS
World Premiere Filmmaker Attending
Feature Film     Drama, Romance

A diary with almost 50 years of history closely links the Chinese young man Chen Chang and the Indonesian girl Nova together. The story happened 50 years ago is made public along with the two hearts getting closer.… Read More

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