Opera Jawa Reviews
Garin Nugroho is one of the best directors owned Indonesia!
the other films him is "Under the Tree"
very worth for the watch.
This smaller Ramayana story itself is simple enough to follow, but although the portrayals of certain characters and cultural associations clearly go much deeper - a casual watcher is rewarded as well. The Gamelan orchestra is excellent, in line with the talent of the production design. Some may see it as too Westernized, others as wildly exotic. The only real problem I found was in the quality of the English subtitles, and the sometimes awkward transitions.