Edwin (b. 1978, Surabaya) is a successful director of short films and one of Indonesia’s most promising filmmakers. He graduated in graphic design, then went on to film school in Jakarta. His film Kara, Daughter of a Tree (Kara, anak sebatang pohon, 2005) was the first Indonesian short to be screened at Cannes. He was inspired by the aesthetics of silent film in Dajang Soembi: The Woman Who Is Married to a Dog (Dajang Soembi: Perempoean jang dikawini andjing, 2004), and the raw digital work Trip to the Wound (2007) competed at the renowned short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand. Edwin also took part in the story showcase 98-08 (2008), a work which takes stock of reform efforts in Indonesia after the fall of Suharto. Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly, the director’s feature debut, won the FIPRESCI Prize at the festival in Rotterdam. —KVIFF
my personal favorite of his is "dajang soembi, the woman who was married to a dog." a film based on an indonesian myth in a form of a classic silent film. and my second favorite of his is "kara, the daughter of a tree." a film about westernization and capitalism from an indonesian lens. both of 'em are brilliant and both of 'em are not in theauteurs database. bummer.