Taiwan Premiere | Japan｜2020｜VR360｜Colour｜12 min｜None Dialogue｜None Subtitle｜Animation, Documentary｜30 seats | General Audience
＊Program C includes “Rain Fruits” and “Replacements” You can watch both films with one ticket.
★ 2021 Kaohsiung Film Festival – VR360 Award
★ 2021 Beyond the Frame Film Festival – Grand Prix
★ 2020 Venice Film Festival – Venice VR Expanded
“Replacements” depicts a Javanese family living in a fictional neighborhood in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.
Inspired by people and places that truly exist, they are witnesses of this congested metropolis’s urban, environmental, political, and cultural transformations from about 1980 to 2020.
A praise of the satisfaction of impermanent things, it tells about the dented yet peaceful transition of an old traditional village to an uprooted megapolis through three generations. This experience aims to appreciate and introspect Jakarta’s recent history through the eyes of an ordinary family that most of Indonesians, from children to elder people, can identify with.
Jonathan HAGARD is a half French Indonesian director, animator and illustrator based in Kyoto, Japan. Between documentary and animated fiction, based on his experiences and researches in sprawling cities such Tokyo and Jakarta, he tells stories through traditional animation and new medias.