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Indonesian film ‘Turah’ screens at 2018 SCENECS International Film Festival

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Jakarta  /  Tue, June 26, 2018  /  09:23 am
Indonesian film ‘Turah’ screens at 2018 SCENECS International Film Festival

In this scene from 'Turah', Turah (Ubaidillah, right), is tired of listening to Jadag's incessant whining and walks away from him. (Fourcolours Film/File)

Indonesian film Turah was screened at the 2018 SCENECS International Film Festival on Sunday, June 24, in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

Helmed by Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo and produced by Fourcolours Film, Turah narrates the story of locals in Tirang village in Tegal, Central Java, who have been isolated for years. According to Antara, Wisnu was present during the screening and held a question-and-answer session.

Read also: 'Turah': A closer look at structural violence

Turah, which was selected to represent Indonesia at the 2018 Academy Awards, was just one of the Indonesian films screened at the international film festival held for eight days from June 22 to 29. This year also marked the country’s debut at the festival.

Alongside Turah, Edwin’s Posesif was the opening film and received a warm reception from the more than 300 audience members. Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands, I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, officiated the opening with the festival director, Arya Tariverdi, and Hilversum city council on media and culture member, Wimar Jaeger.

“This was the first time I have watched an Indonesian film and I really liked it,” said Dutch actress, model and presenter Dian Biemans after the screening of Posesif. (wir/wng)

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