Mouly Surya was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she currently lives. Considered one of Indonesia’s most gifted filmmakers, Surya premiered her award-winning debut, Fiksi, at the Busan International Film Festival. Her second feature, What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love, was the first-ever Indonesian film to premiere at Sundance, and went on to many festivals including Karlovy Vary and Rotterdam, where it received the NETPAC Award. In addition to making films, she also teaches directing. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, her third film, is out through Icarus Films on June 22.