Ca Bau Kan (The Courtesan)
2002, 120 minutes, Indonesian with English Subtitles
Time: November 1, 2012
Date: 6:30 PM
A tragic epic love story that bridges Chinese and Batavian cultures with the historic events that marked Dutch and Japanese colonial times. A story about searching for one's heritage.
A film directed and produced by Nia Dinata, she superbly brought out the images and nuances of the colonial time of bygone era.
A film based on a novel written by Remy Sylado. It tells a story of a woman given up for adoption at an early age, who returns from Holland to Indonesia in search of her roots. Her parents' love story set place in old Batavia between 1930 and 1950.
This film was nominated for Oscar for Foreign Film category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Awarded Best Art Director & Best New Director at 2003 Asia Pacific Film Festival.
The film was screened at the 2003 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Darah Garuda (Blood of the Eagles)
2009, 110 minutes, Indonesian and Dutch with English Subtitles
Date: November 8, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Set against a historically authentic backdrop of Indonesia's struggle for independence in 1947, during the Van Mook offensive into the heart of republican territory in Central Java, Darah Garuda is a story about young Indonesian cadets who bond together despite their differences in religion, ethnicity, class and culture, to become guerrilla fighters for Indonesia's independence.
Darah Garuda gathered a topflight team of special effects and technical experts with experience in Hollywood films, including the British special effects guru Adam Howard (Saving Private Ryan, Blackhawk Down), stunt supervisor Rocky McDonald (Mission Impossible 2, The Quiet American), make-up and visual effects artist Rob Trenton (The Dark Knight), and weaponry expert consultant John Bowring (The Thin Red Line, X-Men Origins: Wolverine).
An epic historical war movie, this film was directed by Connor Allyn and Yadi Sugandi, Indonesia's most celebrated cinematographer (Director of Photography for Laskar Pelangi and The Photograph).
The Mirror Never Lies
2011, 100 minutes, Indonesian with English Subtitles
Date: November 15, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
"Lyrically evokes a way of life organically coexisting with the ocean" - Hollywood Reporter.
This gentle coming-of-age film is anchored with a timely message about marine biodiversity and its vital place in Indonesia's culture.
The beauty of Wakatobi sea and the Wakatobi tribe, Bajo recorded and visualized through a drama movie about a little girl named Pakis who tried to find her father who were lost in the Wakatobi ocean.
Director Kamila Andini (daughter of master Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho) draws upon her personal history with the Bajo tribe known as the "Sea Gypsies", and frames this exotic gem of a film in the lush Wakatobi archipelago.
Previously screened at Melbourne Film Festival (2012), Edinburgh International Film Festival (2012), Seattle International Film Festival (2012), Vancouver International Festival (2012), Bandung International Film Festival (2012), Cinemanila International Film Festival (2011), Tokyo International Film Festival (2011).