Postcards From The Zoo
Feature Film, Indonesia/Germany/Hong Kong/China 2012, 96 minutes
BERLINALE 2012 / Competition
Synopsis
Abandoned in the zoo by her father when she was a little girl, Lana grew up surrounded by animals, boundaries and the sounds of a subdued wilderness. Raised by animal trainers, the zoo is the only world she knows. She learns to appreciate the graceful steps of the hippo, the elegance of the giraffe, the dignity of an elephant flipping it's ears. As time passes, Lana forgets her father. One day, a handsome young man enters her world, a charismatic cowboy who knows some magic tricks and charms her. Lana falls in love and becomes his assistant in performing magic. At his side, she leaves the zoo for the very first time. But one day, during one of his performances, the magician disappears in a puff of smoke. Lana is hired by a massage parlour to work as a masseuse 'with benefits'. In her heart she sadly longs for the magician and the animals that used to make her world a world full of meaning. Between remembrance of things past and the desire to find her own path Lana has to make up her mind. She slips away from the massage parlour and sets out on a quest for a possibly impossible place: home.

„Postcards From The Zoo“ is a story of longing. In a world that was never built to be a home, young Indonesian director Edwin presents an enchanting romance full of myths, magic and memories. A sensual adventure that is at once unsettling and life-affirming, arranged in beautiful and dreamlike images.
Cast
Lana
Ladya Cheryl
Magician/Cowboy
Nicholas Saputra
Credits
Writer/Director
Edwin
Co-Writers
Daud Sumolang, Titien Wattimena
Producer
Meiske Taurisia
Co-Producers
Lorna Tee, Thanassis Karathanos, Karl Baumgartner
Associate Producer
Kemal Arsjad
Line Producer
Sari Mochtan
Director of Photography
Sidi Saleh
Editor
Herman Kumala Panga
Sound Designer
Wahyu Purnomo
Music Scoring
Dave Lumenta
Art Supervisor
Eros Eflin
Art Directors
Bayu Christianto, Angela Halim, Kurniawansyah Putra
Costume Designer
Aulia Yogyanti
Make up and Hairstylist
Eba Sheba

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