BIJI KOPI INDONESIA (AROMA OF HEAVEN)

Documentary, 2014, 65 minutes, in Indonesian, Dutch, Javanese, Sundanese, Gayo, and Osing with English Subtitles

Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM

How well do we know the coffee that we consume every day?

Why do we say a cup of Java, not a cup of Brazil or a cup of Colombia

Indonesia’s coffee origin is steeped and rich in tradition, culture, arts, faith and indigenous beliefs.  These elements weaved a tapestry of utter delight in the coffee journey from the day when the Dutch introduced coffee plantation system in Indonesia, three centuries ago.

Discover the richness of Gayo coffee and meet the people from Gayo Highlands in North Sumatra who make your coffee experience possible.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

  • Best Documentary Film at Hainan Silk Road and Maritime International Film Festival, Haikou, China, June 2015
  • Best Editing at Ahvaz International Science Film Festival, Iran, February 2015
  • Philadelphia Asian Film Festival, November 2015
  • Documentary Film Festival, Yogyakarta, December 2014
  • Luang Prabang International Film Festival, Laos, December 2014
 

3 NAFAS LIKAS (THE THREE BREATHS OF LIKAS)

Biopic, 2014, 120 minutes, in Indonesian and Karo with English Subtitles

Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM

Casts: Atiqah Hasiholan, Vino G.Bastian, Tutie Kirana, Marissa Anita, Mario Irwinsyah, Arswendi Nasution, Ernest Samudra, Tissa Biani Azzahra, Anneke Jodi

Set in Indonesia through 1930’s to 2000. This is an extraordinary story of a remarkable Batak Karo woman of North Sumatra, named Likas who achieved numerous great success in her life.  What motivated her are her promises to three most important persons in her life (her father, brother and husband). Three promises that become her breath in everything she does, promises to always fight and survive in life.

Based on the true story of Likas Taringan, who later became known as Likas Gintings, wife of Lieutenant General Djamin Gintings, a national hero who fought against the Dutch colonial government.

The director managed to capture the essence of North Sumatra’s landscapes through the wonderful cinematography. The film also portrays some of the more interesting cross-cultural aspects faced by Indonesians living abroad. 

Filming took place on location in North Sumatra, Bakkara, Dolok Sanggul, Berastagi, Kabanjahe, Tebing Tinggi, Pamah Semilir, Medan, Jakarta, and Ottawa, Canada.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

  • Received awards – Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction, Best Film Review, and Best Children Role.
  • Received nominations – Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adaptation Screenwriter, Best Cinematography, Best Artistic Director, Best Visual Effect, Best Costume Design
 

TANAH MAMA (MAMA'S LAND)

Documentary, 2015, 62 minutes in Indonesian and Papuan with English Subtitles

Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

In this beautiful and moving story of life in Papua, Mama Halosina lives in endless struggle while raising her four children without her husband’s support.

The movie is full of heartwarming scenes that tug at your heart in a universal way that struggling humanity does.  It may take a while to understand the situation that Halosina is coping with, but it doesn’t take long before we feel her pain and admire her resilience and defiance.

 

CAKRA BUANA (CAKRA'S WORLD)

Musical Drama, 2015, 85 minutes in Sundanese with English Subtitles

Date: September 18, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM

It is a story of Cakra, a Sundanese young man, who returned home to Halimun village during the dry season.  As fate would have it, he was to replace his frail father as the village head battling the opposition supporters.  

The film mixes traditional music and pop songs in the score, all written in the Sundanese language, composed by Enry Johan Jaohari.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

  • Bali International Film Festival (Balinale ) 2015
 

KAPAN KAWIN? (WHEN WILL YOU GET MARRIED?)

Romantic comedy, 2015, 115 minutes, in Indonesian with English Subtitles

Date: September 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM

Casts: Adinia Wirasti, Reza Rahadian, Feby Febiola, Adi Kurdi, Ivanka Suwandi, Firman Ferdiansyah, Ellis Alisha

A young woman, Dinda in her 30's remains unattached, to the dismay of her parents. On her parents' wedding anniversary. She hired a posey to take role of her boyfriend. Her "boyfriend" has his own idea to charm Dinda's parents, and her parents have their own scenario for Dinda as well. All these create a hilarious chaos.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:

  • Citra Award for Best Leading Actor 2015
  • Citra Award for Best Leading Actress 2015
  • Citra Award for Best Writing-Original Screenplay 2015
  • Citra Award for Best Supporting Actor 2015

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A young man who communicates with God through his mobile phone gains notoriety and becomes the village enabler.

KA’SAO

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THE MYSTERIOUS FRIDGE

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Something’s Knocking! From their FRIDGE!!

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SANDEKALA

Horror, 9 minutes

A film by Amriy Ramadhan.

A mother and her daughter tries to walk home through the quiet alleys. When the dusk covers the sky, a particular something seems to be lurking and following them every step of the way.

FRIEND

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Joko and Widodo were two old best friends, living in the village. Joko loved to gun for Widodo’s chicken, and when that happened, Widodo always responded by burning Joko’s house.

MALING (THE THIEVES)

Thriller, 4 minutes

A film by Ismail Basbeth.

Two men. One crime. And their punishment.

IMAN (FAITH)

Comedy, 4 minutes

A film by Nurul Ibrahim.

A Muslim cleric is attempting to lead the Friday prayers until something bugs his concentration.

  

 

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