Sun, 21 May 2017 / 08.00 PM
A Silent Movie with Live Gamelan Orchestra
Presented by Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation
Setan Jawa is a black and white film accompanied by
gamelan orchestra in the background. The original piece of the Indonesia gamelan orchestra in this film was composed by Rahayu Supanggah, and directed by Garin Nugroho. The story begins with a human love tragedy set in early 20th century, when the Dutch colonial system created poverty in the land of Java, and resulted in various tragedy tales which started of tale of the Javanese mystical ritual demon.
This film starts with Setyo, a poor young man, who meets Asih from noble family. Setyo's marriage proposal to Asih is cruelly rejected because of his poverty. Feeling hurt with the rejection and frustrated with his poverty, Setyo then decides to seek for wealth through mystical ritual.
Auditorium Universitas Sanata Dharma