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Indonesia's film industry is on the right track.

Tunggul Kumoro   13 July 2017 19:00

Kazakhstan will be hosting the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival (EIFF) from July 22 to 28, 2017 and an Indonesian film will be among the movies to compete at Central Asia's biggest filmmaker forum.

Biographical drama film 'Kartini' by Hanung Bramantyo has been officially announced to compete with other European and Asian movies.

The news comes from the director himself through his Twitter on Wednesday.

Also, from one of the main casts Acha Septriasa via her Instagram.


Kartini is a significant remake of an Indonesian classic. Its modernist view of the equal role of women in society is particularly important today when many fundamentalist forces insist otherwise. The fact that so many veteran actors/actresses participated in this film suggests the monumental importance of this film. It is also made with a lot more cultural detail than the original film. -- Philip Cheah ( programer EuroAsia Int Film Festival, Kontributor Jogja Asian-Netpact Film Festival, mantan direktur Singapore Int Film Festival dan Dubai Int Film Festival ) The Eurasia IFF is a competitive specialised feature film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations We are proud presenting Kartini as the representative of Indonesian cinema to the world , best of luck and kudos to the film maker behind it .

Sebuah kiriman dibagikan oleh Jelita S Kharisma (@septriasaacha) pada

As announced on the EIFF official website, 'Kartini' has been nominated for the Best Film along with other prominent contenders namely 'Nosotros' (Spain), 'The Foolish Bird' (China), 'One Day' (South Korea), 'Inflame' (Turkey), 'Centaur' (Kyrgyzstan), 'Pomegranate Orchard' (Azerbaijan) and more.   

This year’s festival was organized under the theme,"Bridge of Cultures" which is in line with the concept of Astana Expo-2017 International Exhibition  — a worldwide event that takes place at the same time in Astana — and aims to support Kazakhstan's film industry, to further the appreciation of motion picture arts for people of all ages, also to establish the platform for successful cooperation between Asia and Europe.

'Kartini' narrates the life and struggle of Indonesian heroine, Kartini who fight for women's emancipation during the Dutch colonial era.

The film features Dian Sastrowardoyo, Acha Septriasa, Ayushita Nugraha, and Christine Hakim.




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