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Nan Achnas

- Brussels Brussels


14 01 '18 - 12:30 Lunch Film Talks

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


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15 & 16 01 '18

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Chaussée de Wavre 18
B-1050 Brussels


15 01 '18 - 19:15 Kuldesak
16 01 '18 - 19:15 Pesantren: 3 Wishes 3 Loves



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

Nan Achnas graduated from the Faculty of Film and Television, Jakarta Institute of the Arts, majoring in directing. She then took up a master’s degree in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom and is presently completing her doctoral degree at the School of Art, Design and Media, NTU. 

Nan is an award-winning filmmaker of numerous documentaries (i.e The Little Gayo Singer Invisible GarmentsExpensive Soles and Soul Custodian) and feature films such as KuldesakThe FlagWhispering Sands and The Photograph, which won the Grand Prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. She has also produced award-winning films such as Pesantren: 3 Wishes 3 LovesKhalifah and The Window directed by Nurman Hakim.

Lunch Film Talks | Meet the Filmmaker Nan Achnas on 14 01 '18 - 12:30 at Festival Centre

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

In presence of the directors Nan Achnas & Mira Lesmana

Directed by Nan Achnas, Mira Lesmana, Rizal Mantovani & Riri Riza
With Bianca Adinegoro, Ryan Hidayat, Wong Aksan

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 Soeharto, 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.

Pesantren: 3 Wishes 3 Loves
3 Doa 3 Cinta | Indonesia | 2008 | 114' | SUBS. FR-EN

Directed by Nurman Hakim
With Brohisman, Butet Kertaradjasa, Yoga Pratama

Three teenagers Huda, Rian, and Syahid attend a pesantren (Islamic religious school) in a small Indonesian village. With only a month left before graduation their lives change dramatically when they are suddenly arrested on suspicions of terrorist ties following 11 September 2001.

Vesoul Asian Film Festival Grand Prize of the International Jury