As part of its celebration of 20 years of operation, Bali's Amandari in Sayan, Ubud, is hosting 4 nights of classic Balinese cinema presented at the Wantilan - Pura Desa Kedewatan October 14-17, 2009.
Presented in cooperation with Cinematheque De La Dance in Paris and The French Embassy in Jakarta, the showings are without charge with a cash bar available. Each film performance begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
Classic Balinese Cinema at The Amandari
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - Schonheit und Reichtung – The Life of Walter Spies (1986) by H. Hulscher and Bali (1933) by Rolf de Mare. Stunningly beautiful and rare footage of Balinese dance with some sequences actually shot by the legendary Walter Spies.
Thursday, October 15, 2009 - Island of Demons (1933) by Victor Von Plessen and Walter Spies. This story is loosely inspired by the legend of the Calonarang. Dances staged by Walter Spies.
Friday, October 16, 2009 - Trance and Dance in Bali (1938) by Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. This is an early filming of what is known today as the ‘Keris Dance.” Legong – Island of the Virgins (1935) by Henry de la Falaise. An unrequited and tragic love story between two Balinese youth.
Saturday, October 17, 2009 - Strangers in Paradise (2008) – A travel diary by a lover of Balinese Dance, from the seventies up to the present day. Colin McPhee: The Lure of Asian Music (1985) by Michael Blackwood. The life and work of Colin McPhee, author of Music of Bali and A House in Bali.
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