May 28th, 2012
For 12 years, film maker Leonard Retel Helmrich followed an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta and this resulted in the trilogy ‘Stand van de zon’, ‘Stand van de maan’ and ‘Stand van de sterren’ (“Eye of the Day”, “Shape of the Moon” “Position among the Stars”)
Helmrich shows us the underlying patterns of life in Indonesia. He presents that both literally and metaphorically with his revolutionary camera work. The Indonesian Sjamsuddin family is, in a way, a microcosm in which you can recognise the most important issues of life in Indonesia: corruption, conflict between religions, gambling addiction, the generation gap and the growing difference between poor and rich.
Following our succesfful theatrical release of Position Among the Stars, Dogwoof are pleased to bring you this special edition DVD set containing all 3 films; Eye of the Day, Shape of the Moon and Position Among the Stars. The DVD is available from the Dogwoof shop and other retailers.