Painting Motion Pictures

loading Dukun, the movie poster and painting.

THE MEANDERING RIVER to the left of the sprawling countryside in the painting of actress Umie Aida references Leonardo da Vinci’s world-famous portrait, the Mona Lisa. Umie is shown with an unnerving scowl instead of the enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa, the luminescence of her (Umie’s) crimson blouse a contrast to the sinister tawny tones of the backdrop landscape. On the fourth finger of her left hand is a diamond ring, indicating her marital status. Umie’s character, Diana, in the controversial movie, Dukun (witch-doctor), is honed after singer-turned-bomoh Mona Fandey, who was convicted in 1993 with two accomplices of murder in ...

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