Tribute Kecil untuk Miyazaki-Sama


Tentang Spirited Away

Jika Lewis Carrol lewat bukunya Alice in Wonderland telah memulai tradisi jabberwocky pada literatur Barat, maka inilah karya yang meng-elevasi kebermainan semacam itu karena ada nilai spiritual yang dipertaruhkan oleh Miyazaki, sang master animasi yang tiada tara. Kebermainan bentuk tak pernah semata bermakna absurditas atau penting demi kebermainannya sendiri, tapi mengacu pada sebuah pandangan dunia yang tak pernah ajeg karena ketidamautahuan orang dewasa terhadap anasir pembentuk kenyataan. Hidup Asia! Atau: hidup anak-anak! Dan akhirnya (inilah kehebatan Miyazaki): hidup sinema

I Can Sell This Photo!

I can sell this photo! I said that when I took this picture. This is a photo of 2005 Camera D’Or Winner Vimukhti Jayasundara and Filipino filmmaker, Lav Diaz during 2010 Jeonju International Film Festival. I walked the cinema street with them and all of a sudden we spotted this statue of a filmmaker behind the festival tent. Then we curiously observe this statue. I just realized then this two guys – maybe not as famous as Steven Spielberg or Jim Jarmusch – but they are important filmmakers, at least in my knowledge.

Surely no media would buy this photo since they are not known in Indonesia, my country of origin. I never really think that I will sell this picture at the first instance I take it. I don’t really believe any financial benefit in such picture. I took this picture completely out of my passion on film, on cinema.