The Jakarta Post
A still from 'Dilan 1990.' Like its predecessor, the sequel stars Iqbaal Ramadhan as Dilan (right) and Vanesha Prescilla as Milea (left). (Falcon Pictures/File)
Directed by Pidi Baiq and Fajar Bustomi, Dilan 1991, the sequel to Dilan 1990, is slated for a release in 2019.
The film was adapted from Pidi’s Dilan Bagian Kedua: Dia adalah Dilanku tahun 1991 (Dilan Part Two: He's My Dilan in 1991), the second book in a series. The first is titled Dilan: Dia adalah Dilanku Tahun 1990 (Dilan: He's My Dilan in 1990). The film sequel, like its predecessor, stars Iqbaal Ramadhan as Dilan and Vanesha Prescilla as Milea.
“The second book is deeper than the first one,” Fajar said during a press conference at the 2018 Korea Indonesia Film Festival on Oct. 11 in Central Jakarta. “In Dilan 1990, we talk about how Dilan is getting closer to Milea, while Dilan 1991 is about how they maintain their relationship until they’re at university.”
Unlike the first film, which was set in the West Java capital city of Bandung, the sequel will include scenes in Jakarta. “There will be some incidents in Jakarta in the '90s,” said Fajar.
The director of Surat Kecil untuk Tuhan (A Note to God) said he found the script fascinating. “When we did Dilan 1990, there were some debates between Pidi and Titien [Wattimena, scriptwriter], but now they trust each other as they’re part of a team that wants to make a good film,” said Fajar. “The script makes me cry, laugh and miss my high school days.”
Producer Ody Mulya Hidayat said the sequel would contain “things that were not unveiled in Dilan 1990”. “Many conflicts and unexpected things will happen,” Ody said, adding that the shooting process would start in November.
Dilan 1990 is currently this year's number one box-office movie with over 6.3 million tickets sold. (wng)