The Jakarta Post
A still from 'Keluarga Cemara'. (Visinema Pictures via Jaff Film Festival's website/File)
Keluarga Cemara (Cemara Family), a family movie based on a 1990s local TV series, is set to premiere at the 2018 Jogja Asian Film Festival – Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema (JAFF-Netpac).
In addition to having its premiere at the festival, kompas.com reported that the film would also compete in the festival’s Indonesian Screen Awards (ISA), which is dedicated to Indonesian short and feature films produced by established directors as well as up-and-coming young talents.
The film’s producer Anggia Kharisma said during a press conference on Tuesday that she was ecstatic upon hearing the news.
Produced by Visinema Pictures, the film is slated to hit theaters on Jan. 3, 2019. Its participation in the festival allows film enthusiasts to watch it ahead of wide release.
The 13th edition of the JAFF-Netpac is slated to run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4 in Yogyakarta.
The festival’s director Ifa Isfansyah said Keluarga Cemara was considered suitable for JAFF, adding that family-themed films had become the foundation of Asian films in the past 14 years. (jes/kes)