Riri Riza at IFFR
Portrait realised by four makers of four young inhabitants of Jakarta in the nineties. On the surface the film is sometimes like a comedy, but the tragedy of loneliness and importance is much stronger...
A mother and daughter who have not seen each other for five years, are forced to spend a night together in a taxi in Jakarta. Kuldesak director Riza gives Indonesian cinema a new impulse with this sharp drama.
One of the most ambitious films ever made in Indonesia is a biographical epic based on the posthumous diaries of the legendary journalist and activist Soe Hok Gie (1942-1969), who remained critical in the complex years of Suharto and during the rise of Sukarno. Via the inspired young rebel, the surprisingly topical film also provides a beautiful sketch of Jakarta in the 1960s.
3 Days to Forever
And then they missed the plane. A boy and a girl, cousins, are on their way to a wedding and they have a gift that mustn't be too late. So they have to do take the car through an endless and adventurous Indonesia. A real road movie straight through a young friendship and an age-old country.
Thou Shalt Not Wait
She is filled with expectation and it takes a long time before she realises she will have to carry on waiting.
A Purification Pod
You'll find it difficult to get closer to an old Indonesian cleansing ritual than this. You can't seek support from another (living) person; you have to go in on your own, the maker says. He's convinced that in the room filled with strange scents you won't be alone.
Takut: Faces of Fear
All the wealth of the current Indonesian horror film brought together in one eloquent work. A six-part omnibus with old magic, modern cannibalism, perverted lusts, wrong games, deadly cuisine and family ghosts.
Atambua 39° Celsius
Atambua is a very hot, dusty town in the Indonesian part of Timor. A boy from a family torn by East Timor's bloody independence is in conflict with his drinking father, misses his mother and falls for a girl with a past. Real people and real heat.