YIDFF ’95  International Competition

Letter to Eros

    Director: Josko Petkovic
    AUSTRALIA / 1995 / Color, B&W / 16mm / 56 min

The narrative of Letter to Eros anchors itself in the ubiquitous discourse of love, written in transit during an “exotic” journey between East and West. Half of the film’s journey directs itself towards the “Jaranan” trance dance of Kediri (East Java), and the “Revog” trance dance of Ponorogo (East Java). Can the practices of enchantment from the deep past inform us about the nature of the postmodern delirium now unfolding and still to come?