Fiction | 13 min | 2014 | Indonesia
Dir/Writer: Tiara Kristianingtyas
It’s crazy how many exciting cinema-related events is happening this weekend (i counted three, which is a lot!). So i have to choose, right?
I wonder if any young, southeast asian filmmakers really do stumble upon my humble blog, but if you are one of them, i just received an exciting info about an upcoming event that would be perfect for you! Continue reading
It was raining that day, November 8th. I thought i already late to the venue but apparently the speakers running late due to the rain and perhaps the weekend traffic of Jakarta. The venue is Dia.Lo.Gue, a well known art space i know as the a graphic design firm in Jakarta. Riri Riza (director of Sokola Rimba (2013), Petualangan Sherina (2000)) the moderator of the event still sat in the waiting room. Slowly the empty seats began to be filled by some directors (the familiar and non familiar), reporters, film industry workers, film students, and perhaps one of two random ones, like yours truly….
Crisis is a happy insanity! ーGarin Nugroho, IFDC event at Dia.Lo.Gue, Kemang (2014)
Reading the report about the fact that the numbers of admission for local films are decreasing kinda made me worried about the film commercial success, especially considering the film niche appeal in the first place. Hollywood summer blockbusters definitely put a damper for local film appeal. One of the local film that is being released today is Lucky Kuswandi’s Selamat Pagi Malam, which i have reviewed before. I personally have seen the film twice, once during World IP Day in may and i just saw it last night at its Premiere Gala. Here’s my recap about the events.