Tag Archives: Indonesian

Nia Di Nata – Arisan! AKA The Gathering (2003)

Friendship and principles are put to a test in the circle of Jakarta’s social elite which can be as turbulent as the city’s slums. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Usmar Ismail – Lewat Djam Malam AKA After the Curfew (1954)

Giving voice to the anguish of a nation fighting for its soul, Usmar Ismail’s After the Curfew follows the descent into disillusionment of a former freedom fighter who is unable to readjust to civilian life following the revolution that gave Indonesia its independence from the Netherlands. Steeped in moody atmospherics and psychological tension, the film struck its national cinema like a bolt of lightning, illuminating on-screen, for the first time and with unflinching realism, the emotional toll of Indonesian society’s postcolonial struggles. Read More »