Indonesia

Yosep Anggi Noen – Vakansi yang Janggal dan Penyakit Lainnya AKA Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses (2012)

Fed up with her daily routine, Ning takes on a new job at a furniture shop. There, she gets the opportunity to get away from her indifferent husband Jarot for a couple of days, having to deliver a sofa with her colleague Mur. Read More »

Usmar Ismail – Tiga Dara AKA Three Maidens (1956)

Tiga Dara (Indonesian for Three Maidens) is a 1956 Indonesian musical comedy film starring Chitra Dewi, Mieke Wijaya, and Indriati Iskak. Directed by Usmar Ismail for Perfini, 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 to find a husband for her. Read More »

Edwin – Hulahoop Soundings (2008)

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Lana is working on a telephone sex line. In order to be able to make the excited groaning, she does the hulahoop while she is on the phone to clients. Remake of the graduation film Soundings that Joel Coen made at the New York University. Read More »

Kamila Andini – Yuni (2021)

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Yuni is an Indonesian teenage girl who realizes that when her dreams get bigger, the world around her gets smaller. She is about to finish high school and have a big dreams, she thinks everything is possible. Then one day she got proposed by a man she barely knows. She rejects the proposal, but the second proposal came. Yuni still believes in her dream, so does the family. But something came up this time. A myth, about you cannot reject more than two proposals; otherwise you will never get married. Until one day, her teacher came to her house, become the third guy who proposed to her. Read More »

Nan Triveni Achnas – Pasir Berbisik AKA Whispering Sands (2001)

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Berlian and her daughter Daya are on the run from political violence. They are forced to move inland from their seaside home to a desert of constantly shifting sands. Finally, Daya sees a vaguely familiar face from across the wasteland. Read More »

Edwin – Babi Buta yang Ingin Terbang AKA Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008)

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Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly is a film that is both serious and playful. The film tackles a sensitive racial political issue, namely the denial of the cultural identity of the Chinese minority in Indonesia, but is also filled with humorous and bizarre jokes and situations.
The film is made up of several sketches that can differ in their tone and approach, yet keep returning to the central issue of the glossed-over Chinese identity. The insecurity, fear and uprooting this causes among Chinese Indonesians is the real subject of the film. The subject is obviously close to the maker’s heart. Read More »

Kamila Andini – Sekala Niskala AKA The Seen and Unseen (2017)

A young girl seeks out imaginative ways to cope with the death of her twin brother. Read More »