Wregas Bhanuteja

Wregas Bhanuteja

Gender: Male
Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1992-10-20 (29 years old)

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Raphael Wregas Bhanuteja is an Indonesian film director and screenwriter. In 2016, Wregas became the first Indonesian director to win an award at Cannes Film Festival, for his short film Prenjak. Wregas Bhanuteja was born in Yogyakarta and learned short film making in De Britto College High School Yogyakarta. After graduating high school in 2010, he attended the Faculty of Film and TV, Jakarta Institute of Arts, majoring in film directing.During his study, Wregas produced several short films, including Senyawa (2012), shot on 16 mm celluloid film. In 2014, Wregas graduated from Jakarta Institute of Arts with his final project, a short film called Lemantun (2014) about a cupboard inherited by his grandmother. Lemantun attained several best short film awards, namely in XXI Short Film Festival 2015 and Indonesian Film Appreciation 2015.In 2015, Wregas' short film Lembusura (2014), about the eruption of Mount Kelud, made into selection in the 65th Berlin International Film Festival 2015, competing in the section of Berlinale Shorts Competition. Wregas was named the youngest director in the festival at only 22 years old. After Berlin, he made another short film called The Floating Chopin (2015), an interpretation of the song Chopin Larung by Guruh Soekarno Putra.In 2016, Wregas, in collaboration with Studio Batu Yogyakarta, wrote and directed Prenjak/In The Year Of Monkey (2016), a story of a woman who sells lighter in Yogyakarta. In The Year Of Monkey was selected in the 55th Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival 2016 and awarded Leica Cine Discovery Prize for short film. This has made Wregas the first Indonesian director to receive an award in Cannes Film Festival.In 2019, Wregas made another short film titled Tak Ada Yang Gila Di Kota Ini/No One Is Crazy In This Town (2019). The film was selected to compete in Wide Angle: Asian Short Film Competition as a part of Busan International Film Festival held 3-12 October 2019 in Busan, South Korea. The film is an adaptation of a short story with the same title by Eka Kurniawan, telling the story of Marwan (cast by Oka Antara) who is instructed to exile people with mental disorders to the woods.Bhanuteja's feature-length directorial debut, Photocopier, is set to premiere at the 26th Busan International Film Festival, in October 2021. The film tells the story of Sur, a college student who loses her scholarship as her drunk selfie circulates online.

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Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1992-10-20 (29 years old)

Place of birth
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Indonesia

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