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

Hirofumi’s Suitcase

LANGUAGES: Dutch, English, Japanese
Natasja Pattipeilohy – Netherlands – 8 MINS

Short Film     Romance, Comedy

An introvert Japanese expat is burned on professing his love to his Dutch language instructor before she leaves for her world trip, but the language barrier makes it impossible to express his emotions adequately. Despite… Read More


LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Ibnu Rusd Larantuka – Indonesia – 11 MINS

Short Film     Drama, Action, Comedy

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In Absolute Silence

Lukasz Srodka – Poland, USA – 65 MINS


Year 1971. National Art Symposium featuring the most renowned Polish artists of their time. Painter Konrad Jarodzki takes several spools of cotton tape and goes to a nearby brown coal opencast mine. He stretches a few… Read More

In Praise of Nothing

Boris Mitic – Serbia, Croatia, France – 78 MINS

Documentary     Comedy, Superhero

A satirical documentary parable about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and comes to address us for the first and the last time. Researched through 20.000 pages of the most… Read More

Invisible Hands

LANGUAGES: Chinese, English, Hindi, Indonesian
Shraysi Tandon – USA, Indonesia, India, China and Ghana – 75 MINS


Invisible Hands is the first feature documentary to expose child labor and child trafficking within the supply chains of the world’s biggest global companies. The film marks the directorial debut of journalist Shraysi Tandon… Read More

Jelita Sejuba Mencintai Kesatria Negara | Free Entry

LANGUAGE: Indonesian – PG (DEWASA 13+)
Ray Nayoan – Indonesia – 105 MINS

Feature Film     Drama

The love story of Syarifah and Jaka is not too complicated, fate as if meeting them easily. Without a long-winded dating, Jaka immediately propose and they get married. However, the love story is not just about meeting.… Read More


LANGUAGE: Javanese
Suryo Wiyogo – Indonesia – 22 MINS

Short Film     Drama

Joko Kemala (15’) is quit school and works as porter on the shop building to support his daily living cost and his blind father. There he meets Totok Janoko (45’), the owner, who is very powerful and exploits him sexually.… Read More

Kulari Ke Pantai | Free Entry

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Riri Riza – Indonesia – 112 MINS


Two girls in their early teens embark on a road trip with one of the girl’s mother.… Read More

Kusama – Infinity

LANGUAGE: Japanese
Heather Lenz – USA – 70 MINS

Documentary     Asian

This is the fascinating story of the queen of polka dots, Yayoi Kusama, one of the most popular artists in the world today. The film traces Kusama’s trajectory from a conservative upbringing in Japan to battling sexism and… Read More

L’Homme et le Poisson

Lewis Leon – Canada – 5 MINS

Short Film     Animation

Set against the backdrop of a vast, frozen tundra; a grizzled fisherman gets his comeuppance from a vindictive, yet familiar fish.… Read More

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