• Lavesh Samtani

Lavesh Samtani

Brussels - Brussels


17 & 19 01 '18

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Chaussée de Wavre 18
B-1050 Brussels


17 01 '18 - 19:15 The Bridge between Hell and Paradise
19 01 '18 - 19:15 Tale of the Madangkara's Knight 



Full price € 8,00
Reduced rate € 6,75
Article 27 € 1,25

Pass 5 films € 20,00
Full Pass € 60,00


EUROPALIA, Vendôme, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia


20 01 '18 - 12:30 Lunch Film Talks

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EUROPALIA Festival Centre
Dynasty Building - Mont des Arts 5
B-1000 Brussels


Free entrance

Producer and archivist Lavesh Samtani fights for the preservation of Indonesian cinema. The TV channel he manages, Flik, exclusively broadcasts national films. 

Lunch Film Talks | Meet the Film Archivist Lavesh Samtani on 20 01 '18 - 12:30 at Festival Centre - CANCELLED

The Bridge between Hell and Paradise
Titian Serambut Dibelah Tujuh |Indonesia | 1974 | 93' | SUBS. FR-EN 

Directed by Chaerul Umam
With Rachmat Hidayat, Sukarno M. Noor, Soultan Saladin

A progressive teacher from the city is not accepted by the population of the remote village where he teaches. To get rid of him some residents accuse him of attempted rape. In the same village, a girl is accused of immoral behavior after having rejected the advances of a "good" citizen. 

Tale of the Madangkara's Knight 
Saur Sepuh: Satria Madangkara | Indonesia | 1988 | 90' | SUBS. FR-EN

Directed by Imam Tantowi
With Murti Sari Dewi, Elly Ermawati, Baron Hermanto

Set at the end of the Majapahit era, Bre Wirabhumi, son of Hayamwuruk, but born from a concubine, demands his right to be king of Majapahit. The kingdom is then ruled by Wikramawardhana, son-in-law of Hayamwuruk. To rival Majapahit, Bre Wirabhumi creates the Pamotan kingdom and looks for allies amongst other kingdoms. This creates confusion among the kingdoms friendly with Majapahit. 

Brama Kumbara (Fendy Pradana) from the Madangkara kingdom tries to settle the dispute. What happens instead is a misunderstanding that leads to the death of Brama’s envoy. Even worst, the lover of the murderer, Lasmini (Murti Sari Dewi), takes revenge by kidnapping Brama’s wife. The conflict then escalates into the Paregreg war between Majapahit and Pamotan.