Balinale 2019 is proud to present an exceptional selection of short, feature and documentaries in this year’s festival, many with the filmmakers in attendance. Each film reflects an outstanding quality of filmmaking and exceptional storytelling. Join us in showing our support and appreciation of these talented individuals.

* All Non-English Language Films will have English Subtitles


Note: All films are shown at Cinemaxx Sidewalk Mall Jimbaran. Family Film Program : Sunday 29 Sept is held at Cinemaxx Lippo Plaza Sunset.

Ballad of Blood and Two White Buckets

THURS 26 SEPT, 16.00

LANGUAGE: Javanese
Yosep Anggi Noen | Indonesia | 15 MINS

Short | Short, Drama

Ning and Mur, a couple who sells congealed blood for a living, face a huge ordeal when people stop consuming blood due to a shift in religious beliefs. But they are sick of all hypocrites.… Read More



Wed 25 Sept, 21.00

Samantha Severin | United States | 15 MINS

Asian Premiere
Short | Thriller

A girl goes online at night and speaks to strangers on her webcam.… Read More


Bride’s Slave

Wed 25 Sept, 21.00

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Lies Nanci | Indonesia | 7 MINS

World premiere
Short | Thriller, Crime

Yulia was just 17 years old when a middle-aged man ‘adopted’(bought) her. She was forced to marry his mentally disabled son. Her father in law raped her and announced the baby as his grandson. Yulia was… Read More

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Bruce Lee and the Outlaw

Thurs 26 Sept, 15.30

LANGUAGE: Romanian
Joost Vandebrug | Netherlands | 82 MINS

Doco | Documentary

Nicu, a homeless street kid, is adopted by the notorious ‘Bruce Lee’ and brought up in the subterranean tunnels of Bucharest. As he grows up, he begins to realise that this ‘King of the Underworld’ is maybe not… Read More


Saeng-il (Birthday)

Wed 25 Sept, 15.15

Jong-un Lee | Korea, Republic of | 120 MINS

Feature | Drama

After April 2014 – A story of those left behind Jung-il and Soon-nam miss their son, Su-ho, who passed away in a terrible accident. His family’s longing for him only gets bigger as his birthday approaches. … Read More

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Bumi Manusia

Sat 28 Sept, 20.00

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Hanung Bramantyo | Indonesia | 181 MINS

filmmaker attending
Feature | Drama, History

The love story of Minke and Annelies in the early 20th century during colonial turbulance. Minke, is a purebred Javanese boy while Annelies is a mixed-blood Dutch girl and daughter of Nyai Ontosoroh.… Read More

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Beoning (Burning)

Wed 25 Sept, 20.15

LANGUAGE: Korean, English
Chang-dong Lee | Korea, Republic of, Japan -|148 MINS

Feature | Drama, Mystery

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who… Read More

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Burning Cane

Thurs 26 Sept, 18.15

Phillip Youmans | United States | 77 MINS

Feature | Drama

Amongst the cane fields of rural Louisiana, an aging mother struggles between her religious convictions and the love of her son. … Read More


Catus Pocus

Sat 28 Sept, 15.45

Language: No Dialogue
Merry Wijaya, Yujin Sick | Indonesia | 3 MINS

Short | Animation, Comedy

A young girl is exercising her palm reading technique with her cat.… Read More

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Cerdita (Piggy)

Thurs 26 Sept, 20.00

Language: Spanish Carlota Pereda | Spain | 15 MINS Short | Horror Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in … Read More

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