Woman in a Turban (Perempuan Berkalung Sorban)
2009, 131 minutes
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Korean Studies Auditorium 7:00 PM
Following the runaway success of the Islamic themed film Ayat Ayat Cinta (screened at our Fall 2008 series) comes Perempuan Berkalung Sorban, based on the novel by Abidah el Khalieqy (2001).
The film stars the popular Revalina S. Temat, who plays Anissa, the daughter of the leader of a conservative Islamic boarding school (pesantren) in East Java.
Struggling to balance the spiritual self with the opportunities available to women in the contemporary world, Annisa rebels against the teachings she receives at the school and questions a life that seems to treat women unfairly.
The music soundtrack is graced by the voice of Malaysian diva Siti Nurhaliza.
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