Blue Film

Southeast Asian Cinema. When the Rooster Crows

Southeast Asian Cinema. When the Rooster Crows
  • Director:

    Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso

  • Featuring:

    Brillante Mendoza
    Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
    Eric Khoo
    Garin Nugroho

  • Film Producers:

    Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
    Bruno Tribbioli
    Alessandro Bonifazi
    Panuksmi Hardjowirogo
    Michel Cayla

  • Produced by:

    Blue Film
    M'GO Films

    with the partecipation of
    Singapore Film Commission

  • Cinematography:

    Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
    Roszali Bin Samad
    Ian Marasigan

  • Editing:

    Valeria Biclungo

  • Music:

    Davide Severi
    Feeling of Regret

  • Sound:

    Jason Conanan
    Lester Muller
    Chan Hon Onn
    Tommy Fahrizal
    Arya Sweta
    Grégoire De Courtivron

  • Assistant Director:

    Myra Soetandyo


Southeast Asian Cinema When the rooster crows is a voice of diversity reaching for change. Brillante Mendoza, Eric Khoo, Garin Nugroho, Pen Ek Ratanaruang give voice to a region rich with traditions, ethnic groups, languages, politics, and religions. It is cinema, at its purest form, fighting for freedom of expression, documenting real lives of ordinary people, giving voice to the underdogs and the outcasts. The amalgamation of these aspects gives birth to an ultra-neo-realistic cinema language currently unique to films from this region.

Through their words, each director candidly shared their experience working and producing independently, all of them, breaking barriers and challenging norms. They discuss the issue of censorship, both state and self-imposed and how to navigate through it. Largest part of their work is both a reflection and a critique toward today's society in their country, from culture preservation, fundamentalism, society induced malaise, ethnic favoritism. They ponder on the future of the region and the prospect of working together.

Scheda Tecnica

Genre - documentary
Film Run - 88 min.
Year - 2014
Procution state - Terminato
Format - HD - colore