• Mira Lesmana © Miles Film
  • © Kuldesak
  • Riri Riza, Rainbow Troops, ikal riding bike with lintang © Miles Films and Mizan Productions
  • Riri Riza, Emma © Miles Film

Mira Lesmana

- Brussels Brussels


13 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


13 > 15 01 '18

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Chaussée de Wavre 18
B-1050 Brussels


13 01 '18 - 15:00 The Rainbow Troops
13 01 '18 - 19:30 Emma (Mother)
14 01 '18 - 15:00 The Dreamer
14 01 '18 - 19:30 Atambua 39° Celcius
15 01 '18 - 19:15 Kuldesak



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

Together with a group of young directors, producer Mira Lesmana played a crucial role in breathing new life into Indonesian cinema after the Reform.

Lunch Film Talks | Meet the producer Mira Lesmana on 13 01 '18 - 12:30 at Festival Centre

The Rainbow Troops 
Laskar Pelangi | Indonesia | 2008 | 125' | SUBS. FR-NL

Directed by Riri Riza
With Cut Mini Theo, Ikranagara, Tora Sudiro

The movie follows a group of 10 schoolchildren and their two inspirational teachers as they struggle with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.

Emma (Mother)
Athirah |Indonesia | 2016 | 71' | SUBS. FR-EN

Directed by Riri Riza
With Cut Mini Theo, Christoffer Nelwan, Nino Prabowo

Mother tells the story of a rich family in 1960’s South Sulawesi, Indonesia, where polygamy is the norm at the time. Athirah is a housewife who lives happily with her husband and children. But her life turns upside down when it’s discovered that her husband has married another woman. 

The Dreamer 
Sang Pemimpi | Indonesia | 2009 | 122' | SUBS. FR-NL

Directed by Riri Riza
With Rendy Ahmad, Maudy Ayunda, Azwir Fitrianto

The Dreamer is a sequel to The Rainbow Troops. It takes the audience through the adolescent years of Ikal, as well as his cousin Arai and his friend Jimbron. In order to continue their education, the boys must leave their village for the port city of Manggar—dozens of kilometers away from their families.

Under the supervision of a young and spirited teacher named Julian Balia, Ikal, Arai and Jimbron become inspired by his fresh ideas to pursue big dreams. They make a promise to stick together to reach their ambitious dream: studying in Paris and travelling the world.

Atambua 39° Celcius
Indonesia | 2012 | 90' | SUBS. FR-EN

Directed by Riri Riza
With Gudino Suares, Petrus Beyleto, Putri Moruk

Atambua, Timor, today. Ronaldo Bautista, 47 years old, starts work before the break of dawn; he’s an inter-city bus driver. Joao, his teenage son, has been separated from his mother since the East Timor referendum 10 years ago. Joao, distant from his father, is happier being outside home and school. Until a young girl, Nikia Dos Santos, returns to Atambua from Kupang because of her grandfather’s death. Teenage Joao is drawn to Nikia, but doesn’t know how to express his feelings.

Indonesia | 1999 | 114' | SUBS. FR-EN

Kuldesak is an omnibus film on the lives and problems of young urbans of the 90s in Jakarta. It is a mixture of comedy, drama and action. The film mainly deals with how one struggles to achieve one’s dream or happiness and confronts changes of values in a modern city dwelling. 

Set right before the downfall of Suharto, the film tells of four young people are facing different situations in their lives. These circumstances demand them to make a choice. The film that started the New Indonesian Cinema.