What makes a movie great?
Is it the special effects? The boisterous costumes? The dangerous stunt work?
When entering a cinema hall, we all expect different things to wow us but for the most part, I don’t think a great film has anything to do with camera tricks or costume design.
In my humble opinion, what makes a film truly fantastic is its ability to change us after the credits roll.
When the screen that was showing Mentega Terbang dimmed at its finale, there was not a single dry eye in the hall or a single soul that left the building without new questions that they had to ask themselves about individuality, religion and mortality.
To give you context, the film revolves around an endlessly curious 16-year-old Malay-Muslim girl named Aisyah.
She’s your average girl-next-door except for the fact that she’s knee-deep in the Quran, Bible, Torah and Vedas, searching for the looming answer to the question that plagues…