FIND OUT MORE

FOCUS – Histories of Tomorrow: Indonesian Cinema after the New Order

This year’s Focus series shines spotlight on the practice of filmmaking in Indonesia as an embodiment of the spirit of independence and community. Adopting the post-Suharto Reformasi movement in the late 1990s as a point of departure, the series of films being featured explores diverse trajectories within Indonesian independent cinema as a vibrant agent of change, through the dissemination of knowledge and engagement with social reality.

In this section, the first shorts programme, Redefining Togetherness, seeks to expand on the idea of collective gatherings, from revolutionary groups to the public observer, the people in unity; the second, Grassroots Cinema, showcases the building of the film community, empowering youths and telling the stories of the people. The feature films reflect the diverse regional and stylistic characteristics of the archipelago’s burgeoning new era.

Co-curated with Adrian Jonathan Pasaribu
Writer-Critic, Cinema Poetica

Focus: Shorts Programme 1: Redefining Togetherness

Shorts Programme 1 (Redefining Togetherness) seeks to expand on the idea of collective gatherings, from revolutionary groups to the public observer, the people in unity.

Dir. Various Directors
Indonesia (2016, 2017)

Focus: Shorts Programme 2: Grassroots Cinema

Shorts Programme 2 (Grassroots Cinema) showcases the building of the film community, empowering youths and telling the stories of the people.

Dir. Various Directors
Indonesia (2016, 2017)

Masean’s Messages

Old wounds from Indonesia’s traumatic political history are brought back to the fore when mysterious events throw a village into unease.

Dir. Dwitra J. Ariana
Indonesia (2016)

The Ballads of Cinema Lovers

A passionate documentary that shows the power of community-built cinema appreciation and the tireless behind-the-scenes efforts.

Dir. Yuda Kurniawan
Purbalingga, Indonesia (2017)

The Talisman

Hailed as “one of the best Indonesian movies of the year”, The Talisman uncovers supernatural mysticism in modern day Java.

Dir. Hari Suhariyadi
Central Java, Indonesia (2016)

Ziarah: Tales of the Otherwords

BW Purba Negara’s first feature is a touching look at an old woman’s journey for love that traces the footsteps of Indonesia’s dark history.

Dir. BW Purba Negara
Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2016)


1280x280-bannerbottom