The Jakarta Post
Dian Sastrowardoyo during the filming of "Aruna dan Lidahnya" (Aruna and Her Palate). (twitter.com/PalariFilms/File)
Aruna dan Lidahnya (Aruna and Her Palate), the latest film to star Indonesia’s favorite on-screen couple Dian Sastrowardoyo and Nicholas Saputra, finished filming on May 25 after shooting in five different cities.
Adapted from Laksmi Pamuntjak’s novel of the same name, the film has Dian playing Aruna and Nicholas acting as Bono. It also stars Hannah Al Rashid as Nad and Oka Antara as Farish.
Principal photography took place in Surabaya and Madura in East Java, Pontianak in West Kalimantan, Singkawang in West Kalimantan and in Jakarta.
“Shooting any film is challenging, but the challenge in this movie was in describing how delicious certain foods were. [We] must make the audience understand the flavor of the food,” said film’s director, Edwin told tempo.co. “But it was still a lot of fun because all the people involved love to eat.”
Berbahagialah tinggal di Indonesia yang kekayaan kulinernya berlimpah dari barat hingga ke timur. Apalagi ke Pontianak, pasti tak lengkap bila belum menyantap bakmi kepiting! Nah, berikutnya kru #ArunaDanLidahnya akan ke Singkawang. Kira-kira bakal ketemu makanan enak apalagi ya? Tunggu terus updatenya di sini! #banggafilmindonesia #filmindonesia #filmnasional
As the main character, Dian assured that the movie was faithful to the book.
“The best thing about shooting in many locations with food as the main agenda was that everything was about eating. We’re also often placed in one car, so it felt like a road trip,” Dian said.
Hannah also shared her experience of the filming process.
“It’s like a dream project. Everyone worked with passion, everyone was professional. It was a rare experience,” she said.
Produced by Meiske Taurisia and Muhammad Zaidy, the script for Aruna dan Lidahnya was written by Titien Wattimena. (wir/wng)
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