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Tokyo International Film Festival CROSSCUT ASIA tie-up event Colorful Indonesia 2

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The Japan Foundation Asia Center will hold the screening event "Colorful Indonesia 2" with Athenee Francais Cultural Center from Wednesday, January 25 through Saturday, January 28, as a Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) tie-up event.

"Colorful Indonesia 2" will introduce attractive Indonesian films which are uniquely handpicked with an Indonesian point of view. Selections of the films are quite different from the time of the first event at TIFF. The line-up includes the omnibus film 9808 Anthology of 10th Year Indonesia Reform (2008) by young directors and artists like Edwin looking back on the dynamic changes in 1998, the pop music documentary of the Indonesian neo-acoustic band White Shoes & The Couples Company gaining reputation at home and overseas, Kamila Andini's newest short film Memoria (2016) set in Timor-Leste. Free booklets specially made for this event will be distributed to the participants in "Colorful Indonesia 2".

On January 28, there will also be a symposium with the Indonesian filmmaker Eddie Cahyono, who directed SITI, and producer Meiske Taurisia who was involved in arranging these screenings. With film critic Chris Fujiwara as the moderator and Asako Fujioka (Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival) as the interpreter, the symposium focuses on 'now' of contemporary Indonesian cinema which has many talented young filmmakers.

Event detail

Title Tokyo International Film Festival CROSSCUT ASIA tie-up event
Colorful Indonesia 2
Dates Wednesday, January 25 – Saturday, January 28, 2017
Venue Athenee Francais Cultural Center
(Address: 4th Floor, 2-11, Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Tel: 03-3291-4339(13:00-20:00)
Tickets Adult 1,300 / Student & Senior 1,100 / 3 ticket package 2,700 / Members of Athenee Francais Cultural Center 800

*Tickets are sold on the day of the screening and each ticket is valid for only one program.

Organized The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Athenee Francais Cultural Center
Supported Tokyo International Film Festival
Website http://www.athenee.net/culturalcenter/program/in/indonesia.html
*Japanese only.
Flyer PDF version(4.27 MB)
*Japanese only.

The Lineup of Screening films

The Three Sisters (a.k.a. Three Maidens)
Usmar Ismail / 1956 / 115min

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The original version of Nia Dinata's Three Sassy Sisters (2016) screened at "Colorful Indonesia" in TIFF. Usmar Ismail, known as the father of Indonesian cinema, made this musical film with inspiration from Hollywood movies.


9808 Anthology of 10th Year Indonesia Reform
Wisnu Surya Pratama, Ucu Agustin, Otty Widasari, Steve Pillar Setiabudi, Hafiz, Lucky Kuswandi, Anggun Priambodo, Ifa Isfansyah, Edwin, Ariani Darmawan / 2008 / 115min

A still of the movie

A group of different film makers, musicians and other artists united for making an omnibus of short films set during the May 1998 incident to commemorate 10 years after reformation (1998 - 2008).


The Forbidden Door
Joko Anwar / 2009 / 115min

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This is a psycho-horror film by Joko Anwar who has an established reputation of suspenseful films. The screenplay is an adaptation of a best-selling novel written by Sekar Ayu Asmara.
Print courtesy of the Fukuoka City Public Library


SITI
Eddie Cahyono / 2014 / 88min

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This film describes a submissive wife Siti and her husband who absolutely refuses her submission. It was screened and won several awards at film festivals including the Singapore International Film Festival.
In cooperation with Zushi Beach Film Festival


White Shoes & The Couples Company in Cikini
Henry Foundation / 2016 / 84min

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A documentary film of a pop group's live act in Cikini. The group was formed in 2002 in Jakarta and their music is highly-praised at home and overseas. One of their albums was released from a Japanese indie label.

[ Best selections of Indonesian short films (101min) ]

Remarkable selections including the newest work by Kamila Andini.

Maryam

Sidi Saleh / 2014 / 17min

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Orizzonti Award at the Venice International Film Festival


The Fox Exploits the Tiger's Might
Lucky Kuswandi / 2015 / 25min

A still of the movie

Screened at many film festivals including Cannes


In The Year of Monkey
Wregas Bhanuteja / 2016 / 12min

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Won the Leica Cine Discovery Prize in the Critics' Week at Cannes


On the Origin of Fear
Bayu Prihantoro Filemon / 2016 / 12min

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Screened in the Orizzonti Sectionat Venice


On the Origin of Fear
Kamila Andini / 2016 / 35min

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An ambitious work about women's freedom in Timor-Leste.

Symposium detail

Date & Time Saturday, January 28, 2017 6:10 p.m.–7:40 p.m.
Venue Athenee Francais Cultural Center
Admission Admission free. No reservation required.
Title "Contemporary Indonesian films"

With the Indonesian filmmaker Eddie Cahyono, who directed SITI, and producer Meiske Taurisia who was involved in arranging these screenings, the symposium focuses on 'now' of contemporary Indonesian cinema which has many talented young filmmakers.

Moderator: Chris Fujiwara (Film Critic)

Interpreter (Japanese and English): Asako Fujioka (Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival)

Guest profiles

Eddie Cahyono (Director, SITI)

A photo of Eddie Cahyono

Born in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, Eddie Cahyono was one of the founding members of Fourcolours Films. His short film Between Past and Present won various awards. His debut feature film is Let's Dance! (2010). His second feature film SITI (2014) was screened at international film festivals in Singapore and other countries.

Meiske Taurisia (Producer)

A photo of Meiske Taurisia

Meiske Taurisia produced Edwin's Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008), Postcards from the Zoo (2013), Kamila Andini's Following Diana (2015) and other films. She opened Kinosaurus, a "micro-cinema" in Jakarta in 2015, and organizes various screening events through her distribution platform, Kolektif.