The Jakarta Post
A still from Kartini. (Legacy Pictures' YouTube/File)
Indonesian heroine Kartini is recognized as a symbol of women's empowerment. Her birthday of April 21 is celebrated annually to commemorate her struggles.
While Kartini is synonymous with feminism, local director Hanung Bramantyo chose to dedicate his upcoming movie Kartini to Indonesian men.
The director said on Tuesday that the filmmaking process had allowed him to learn the right ways of treating women. Therefore, he hoped that other men could understand women better after watching the movie.
Antara News Agency reports that Kartini is Hanung’s first movie that has taken a local heroine as its theme. For this movie, Hanung studied literature about Kartini, which led him to make a movie based on the heroine’s journey from the age of 14 to 22.
Kartini is slated to be premiered in April. The movie features popular local actresses and actors, such as Dian Sastrowardoyo, Christine Hakim, Adinia Wirasati, Ayushita Nugroho, Reza Rahadian, Denny Sumargo as well as Deddy Sutomo. (asw)