Mouly Surya is a Jakarta-based filmmaker who is considered one of the most promising female filmmakers in Indonesia. After earning her BA in Media and Literature from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, Surya obtained an MA in Film and Television from Bond University, Queensland. Her debut film, Fiksi (2008), premiered at the 13th Busan International Film Festival and won numerous awards including Best Director at the Jakarta International Film Festival. After co-writing Kambing Jantan (2009), her second directorial feature What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013) was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema – Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival. Besides making films, she teaches a directing class in Jakarta.

Accolades

Mouly Surya
Best Director, 2017

Mouly Surya

Best Director, 2017

Mouly Surya

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak)

Mouly Surya is a Jakarta-based filmmaker who is considered one of the most promising female filmmakers in Indonesia. After earning her BA in Media and…

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Films

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
2017

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak)

Indonesia, France, Malaysia, Thailand
2017

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak)

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several…

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