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Indonesian Film Festival @ Vendôme

Indonesian Film Festival @ Vendôme En janvier, le Vendôme (Bruxelles) accueille une grande rétrospective du cinéma indonésien des vingt dernières années, avec pas moins de 51 films et 10 invités de marque. Le film d’ouverture est (...)

Lovely Man

Lovely Man Preceded by The Fox Exploits the Tiger's MightA transvestite sex worker, Saiful, is confronted by the Muslim-raised teenage daughter he abandoned. Angrily dismissing the girl at first Saiful gradually (...)

Leaf on a Pillow (Daun Diatas Bantal)

Leaf on a Pillow (Daun Diatas Bantal) Preceded by It's Not Raining OutsideThe Indonesian society is seen through a middle-aged lady’s eyes in her daily encounters with the street children who work and live off the harsh and sleazy world (...)

Requiem for Java (Opera Jawa)

Requiem for Java (Opera Jawa) The story told in Opera Jawa is based on the abduction of Sinta, from the Indonesian version of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana. Sinta is the wife of Prince Rama, the hero of the Ramayana, and the story (...)

Solo Solitude (Istirahatlah Kata-Kata)

Solo Solitude (Istirahatlah Kata-Kata) Preceded by Rising from Silence (Bangkit dari Bisu)The Suharto regime has been holding power in Indonesia for over 30 years, shutting down democracy time and time again. Highly critical of the regime and (...)

About a Woman

About a Woman Preceded by Following Diana (Sendiri Diana Sendiri)Dayu, 64, is an aging widower who has been living on her own for the past fifteen years. After the departure of a housemaid who has been working for her (...)

Serambi

Serambi Preceded by Rising from the Shadows (Bangkit dari Bayangan)DOCUMENTARY. Three story lines thread through the lives of three key characters - Reza the activist, Usman the rickshaw driver, and Tari - who (...)

The Rainbow Troops (Laskar Pelangi)

The Rainbow Troops (Laskar Pelangi) 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 (...)

Fishing Platform (Jermal)

Fishing Platform (Jermal) Preceded by Waiting to Arrive (Nunggu Teka)After his mother's death, 12-year-old Jaya is sent to his father, Johar, who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in the (...)

Mother (Athirah)

Mother (Athirah) Preceded by In Betweeness (Calalai)This film tells the story of a rich family in 1960’s South Sulawesi where polygamy is the norm at the time. Athirah is a housewife who lives happily with her husband (...)

Siti

Siti Preceded by Seclusion (Pingitan)A young mother to her son, Siti has to find ways and means to care for the boy, her husband and her mother-in- law. By day, she sells snacks; by night, she works as a karaoke (...)

The Dreamer (Sang Pemimpi)

The Dreamer (Sang Pemimpi) The three main characters are Ikal, Arai and Jimbron. Ikal is the alter-ego of Andrea Hirata while Arai is a distant relative of an orphan called "Simpai Keramat" as he is the last family member who is (...)

Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail

Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail In medieval centuries, a handful of nutmegs worth more than a crate of gold in European Markets. Monopoly of the Arab and the crusade wars brought European countries in the race to find spice islands, (...)

Kuldesak

Kuldesak 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 (...)

? (Tanda Tanya)

? (Tanda Tanya) Preceded by After a Third of Night (Lewat Sepertiga Malam)The theme is Indonesia's religious pluralism, which often results in conflict between religious beliefs, represented in a plot that revolves around (...)

Atambua 39' Celcius

Atambua 39' Celcius A father, a son and a stranger cross path in a place where the heat of the sun can either burn or warm old wounds.

Nokas

Nokas Preceded by The Dancer (Sang Penari) & SerpongNokas (27) from East Nusa Tenggara, is very much keen on marrying his beloved Ci, a pretty young woman who works in a chicken farm. In East Nusa Tenggara, (...)

A Copy of My Mind

A Copy of My Mind Set in Jakarta and the film tells the story of young couple who fall in love but end up in trouble when the woman steals a DVD from a client. The film explores the difficulties faced by those living in (...)

After the Curfew (Lewat Djam Malam)

After the Curfew (Lewat Djam Malam) Preceded by On the Origin of FearA hero of the revolution returns to civilian life and finds the new society very different from the ideals he fought for.

Pesantren: 3 Wishes 3 Loves (3 Doa 3 Cinta)

Pesantren: 3 Wishes 3 Loves (3 Doa 3 Cinta) 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 (...)

Postcards from the Zoo (Kebun binatang)

Postcards from the Zoo (Kebun binatang) The zoo – a place of yearning. The zoo animals are yearning for freedom and many of the visitors long for adventure and the call of the wild. In the midst of it all is Lana, who is enchanted by the zoo (...)

What They Don't Talk about when They Talk about Love

What They Don't Talk about when They Talk about Love At a high school for the visually impaired in Jakarta, Indonesia, the students are like any other teenagers: they attend classes, pursue artistic endeavors, and fall in love. The most privileged of the (...)

Love For Share (Berbagi Suami)

Love For Share (Berbagi Suami) The film brings together three women (in three different stories) from three different social classes and ethnic backgrounds, conveying their passages in dealing with polygamy.

Salawaku

Salawaku In a seaside village in the Moluccas, 10-year-old Salawaku leaves home to find his sister Binaiya, who has disappeared. He meets 20-year-old Saras from Jakarta, and they begin travelling together. Saras (...)

Stepping on the Flying Grass (Cita-Citaku Setinggi Tanah)

Stepping on the Flying Grass (Cita-Citaku Setinggi Tanah) Assigned by their teacher to write an essay about their most cherished dream, four young friends in rural Indonesia each take a different approach to their assignment. Class representative Jono wants to (...)

Chants of Lotus (Perempuan Punya Cerita)

Chants of Lotus (Perempuan Punya Cerita) This is an omnibus film by women directors is a film about sexuality with the goal of giving Indonesian woman a right to voice their opinions, Chants Of Lotus tells the stories from a feminine point of (...)

Tale of the Madangkara's Knight (Saur Sepuh: Satria Madangkara)

Tale of the Madangkara's Knight (Saur Sepuh: Satria Madangkara) 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 (...)

At Stake (Pertaruhan)

At Stake (Pertaruhan) DOCUMENTARY. At Stake is a documentary anthology tackling taboo issues that many women are facing in the world's most populous Islamic country, Indonesia. Topics range from female genital mutilation to (...)

Three Maidens (Tiga Dara)

Three Maidens (Tiga Dara) The film follows three sisters who live with their father and grandmother. When the eldest sister, Nunung, shows no interest in marrying, her family tries unsuccessfully to find a husband for her. Nunung (...)

Mama’s Soil (Tana Mama)

Mama’s Soil (Tana Mama) Preceded by MemoriaDOCUMENTARY. A husband's job is to clear-up the land. A wife’s job is to plant the soil. The whole family in Papua eat from what the mother plant. This film follow (...)

Crescent Moon (Mencari Hilal)

Crescent Moon (Mencari Hilal) Preceded by MaryamA journey of father and son, Mahmud, an Islamic conservative, and Heli, a young liberal, are pushed to travel together in search of hilal, the very first new crescent moon, which also (...)

In the Absence of the Sun (Selamat Pagi Malam)

In the Absence of the Sun (Selamat Pagi Malam) A tender, melancholic night is experienced through the eyes of three women as they struggle to find themselves in this ever-changing jungle of Jakarta.

The Land Beneath the Fog (Negeri Di Bawah Kabut)

The Land Beneath the Fog (Negeri Di Bawah Kabut) DOCUMENTARY. In Genikan, a remote mountain village on the Merbabu slope (Central Java), a quiet community is facing change without understanding why it's happening. As a community of farmers who rely heavily (...)

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa Scouted in a small island of Serui in Papua, nineteen year-old Hans leaves the orphanage he calls home for Jakarta to become a professional football player. Yet an accident prevents his childhood dream (...)

After 15 Years... (Setelah 15 Tahun...)

After 15 Years... (Setelah 15 Tahun...) Preceded by Dear My Homeland (Saudara Dalam Sejarah)DOCUMENTARY. 15 years after reformation movement that toppled down Soeharto in 1998. Is Indonesia now better compare to New Regime time of Soeharto? (...)