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New Trailer and Poster Arrive for Kimo Stamboel’s “Dancing Village”

Indonesian director Kimo Stamboel looks to make his mark on world cinema in a big way with Dancing Village: The Curse Begins, (Badarawuhi Di Desa Penari), and I mean that literally. Not only will it be the first film made for IMAX movie ever produced in Southeast Asia, it was one of only five made for IMAX films made in 2024. It’s a prequel to Awi Suryadi’s KKN di Desa Penari which was the highest grossing Indonesian film when it was released in 2022.

Stamboel, who most recently gave us the series Blood Curse, has a long list of credits dating back to his collaborations with Timo Tjahjanto such as Killers under the name The Mo Brothers and on his own with films including Headshot and The Queen of Black Magic. Lionsgate will release Dancing Village: The Curse Begins in select theaters in the US on Friday, April 26.


In this horror-thriller, a shaman instructs Mila to return a mystical bracelet, the Kawaturih, to the “Dancing Village,” a remote site on the easternmost tip of Java Island. Joined by her cousin, Yuda, and his friends Jito and Arya, Mila arrives on the island only to discover that the village elder has passed away, and that the new guardian, Mbah Buyut, isn’t present. Various strange and eerie events occur while awaiting Mbah Buyut’s return, including Mila being visited by Badarawuhi, a mysterious, mythical being who rules the village. When she decides to return the Kawaturih without the help of Mgah Buyut, Mila threatens the village’s safety, and she must join a ritual to select the new “Dawuh,” a cursed soul forced to dance for the rest of her life.

Directed By: Kimo Stamboel


Screenplay By: Lele Laila

Starring: Aulia Sarah, Maudy Effrosina, Jourdy Pranata, Moh. Iqbal Sulaiman, Ardit Erwandha, Claresta Taufan, Diding Boneng, Aming Sugandhi, Dinda Kanyadewi, Pipien Putri, Maryam Supraba, Bimasena, Putri Permata, Baiq Vania Estiningtyas Sagita, Baiq Nathania Elvaretta


Music by: Ricky Leonard

US Theatrical Release Date: Friday, April 26, 2024

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