An intimate portrait of modern-day Indonesia told from the perspective of three generations of a Christian family living among the largest Muslim community in the world. Rumidjah is a 62 year-old widow living with her son, Bakti and her granddaughter, Tari. Family ties are tested when Bakti decides to convert to Islam for his new bride. Filmed using a unique 'single shot camera' method, this vérité style allows the camera to silently weaves in and out of tunnels and water wells, lingering delicately as characters sleep, eat, and live. Finding its pace in the daily lives of the Sjamsuddin family, Shape of the Moon is a visually stunning film which resonates deeply of faith and gratitude.
Part of Double Bill: Bride Kidnapping In Kyrgyzstan + Shape Of The Moon
Dir: Leonard Retel Helmrich