The tale of a pioneering woman Indonesian filmmaker converges with the mission of a group of women film researchers, as Adrian Jonathan Pasaribu highlights how archives and historical records often render some stories invisible.
In this edition of See What See, we review three films made by Southeast Asian directors and featuring Southeast Asia currently showing at the Singapore International Film Festival 2021 (SGIFF). SGIFF runs from 25 November to 5 December 2021 with over 100 films from more than 40 countries. Also check out Fiona Lee’s review of
Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Solo, Bandung, and Jakarta from 22-28 April 2019 One way to spread values in life is through the media of films. The film students of the Indonesian Art Institute in Surakarta are screening 3 of their final project films that were created with the intention to spread local
Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali and Jakarta from 25-31 March 2019 The Littletalks in Ubud, Bali is holding a watercolor exhibition on Calonarang. Calonarang is a mythical folklore character known for her black magic who has become a part of the Bali story. Many young people in Bali are attracted to her
Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Bandung and Jakarta from 18-24 February 2019 To celebrate the TiTian Art Space’s 3rd Anniversary, the art space and organization presents EXPLORATION, a group exhibition that serves also as an initiative to encourage artists to break boundaries. EXPLORATION presents works by women, young artists, musicians, as well
Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Malang, Yogyakarta and Jakarta from 24-30 September 2018 If you’re a creator or interested in the arts and happen to be in Bali this Friday, come to Bincang Kreatif Seni Pertunjukan (Performing Arts Creative Discussion) with filmmaker Garin Nugroho, art and event director Rama Soeprapto, and Founder
Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali from 21 – 27 May 2018 If you feel like catching some films on Tuesday night, head to Goethehaus in Jakarta to catch Indentitas, a screening of 5 Indonesian short films. The five films screened are Along the One Way by Bani Nasution, On
One might argue that we are entering the new golden era of Indonesian cinema. For the first time in the history of post-Reformation cinema, in two consecutive calendar years, the boxoffice top ten are fully dominated by films with more than one million viewers. In 2016 Anggy Umbara’s Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1 took the pole position
Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Jakarta, and Yogyakarta from 2 – 8 April 2018 Start your Monday with Asimetris, a documentary on the palm plantation in Indonesia. A production of Watchdog and Ekspedisi Indonesia Biru and produced by Indra Jati and Dandhy Laksono, Asimetris aims to shine light on the palm oil
Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Yogyakarta and Jakarta from 12 – 18 March 2018 Start your week with a ceramic workshop that also helps support coastal and marine ecosystems! The Coral Triangle Center (CTC), a non-profit foundation that promotes the conservation of marine biology, organizes a Coral Wall Ceramic Workshop this Monday.
Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Bali from 19 – 25 February 2018 We begin our first pick this week in Jakarta with the launch of Goenawan Mohamad’s new book: Si Majenun dan Sayid Hamid. In his new book, Goenawan discusses several areas from the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote, particularly
Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Bali from 12 – 18 February 2018 We’re starting a little slow this beginning of the week but we have a few art events taking place at the end of the week that might pique your interest. In the middle of the week, on the 15th
“Mouly Surya’s latest genre smash hit, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, was screened last month in Singapore as part of the 28th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival. A work that resists easy classification, SINdie had the privilege to catch Mouly and her effusive full-bodied laughter outside of her busy schedule for a
A film by Indonesian newcomer director Mahesa Desaga, Nunggu Teka (Waiting to Arrive), was named winner of a short film competition in the 2017 Australia-Indonesia Cinema Festival (FSAI) at XXI Senayan City cinema in South Jakarta on Sunday. The 14-minute film follows a mother who lives alone in an old traditional house. While waiting for her only son to come home during