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National Film Day to showcase a restored ‘Bulan di Atas Kuburan’

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Jakarta  /  Thu, March 30, 2017  /  09:52 am
National Film Day to showcase a restored ‘Bulan di Atas Kuburan’

Originally released in 1973, Bulan di Atas Kuburan was directed by legendary Indonesian filmmaker Asrul Sani. (Shutterstock/File)

A restored version of the film Bulan di Atas Kuburan (Moon over the Graveyard) is set to be screened on Thursday at 20 cinemas in Indonesia.

Kompas.com reported that the one-day-only screening is a part of National Film Day celebrations.  

Read also: National Film Day to screen films on diversity across Indonesia

Originally released in 1973, Bulan di Atas Kuburan was directed by legendary Indonesian filmmaker Asrul Sani. The film tells the story of two Batak men Tigor and Sahat's journey to find a fortune in Jakarta.

The original poster of 'Bulan di Atas Kuburan.' (Tempo.co/File)

Starring Rachmat Hidayat, Kusno, Sudjawardi, Aedy Moward, Kris Biantoro, Sofia WD, Chitra Dewi, Muni Cader and Mutiara Sani, the movie won the 1975 Indonesian Film Festival. Film director Edo WF Sitanggang remade the movie in 2015.

In addition to Bulan di Atas Kuburan, National Film Day will also screen several popular local movies, including Cek Toko Sebelah (Check the Store Next Door), Salawaku, Athirah as well as a restored classic Tiga Dara (Three Girls). (jes/asw)

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