There’s a new indie film on the block, and it has already caught a buzz for its strong message and impeccable performances.
Mentega Terbang is a story about Aisyah, an adolescent schoolgirl who navigates what it means to have faith while a loved one is dying of cancer.
Taking inspiration from legendary filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad, the film poses many big questions about religion, tolerance, and even race, while leaving the answers completely up to the audience.
Despite the film’s star potential, it has somewhat predictably not yet been cleared for wide release by censors. That has not stopped the film from making its rounds however, popping up to much acclaim at the recently-concluded Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival.
As luck would have it, the JUICE team was lucky enough to catch the film’s homecoming at an exclusive screening earlier this week at…