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Director Eduard Pesta Sirait passes away at 77

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, January 13, 2019  /  12:33 pm
Director Eduard Pesta Sirait passes away at 77

Indonesian director Eduard Pesta Sirait passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, Dec. 12. (Shutterstock/Fer Gregory)

Indonesian director Eduard Pesta Sirait passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Journalist Yan Widjaya posted the news on Twitter, mentioning that Eduard had directed countless quality movies.

Quoted from Indonesian movie database Film Indonesia, Eduard had been in the film industry since 1974 as a cinematographer in Tangisan Ibu Tiri (The Stepmother’s Cry).

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He went on to direct popular movies, including Chicha ( 1976 ), Duo Kribo (Afro Duo, 1977), Gadis Penakluk (Conqueror Girl, 1980) and Bila Saatnya Tiba (When the Time Comes, 1985). Eduard had been nominated four times for Best Director at the Indonesian Film Festival (FFI), including for Gadis Penakluk in 1981 and Bila Saatnya Tiba in 1986.

He was also known as the director for popular television series in the 1990s, such as Sengsara Membawa Nikmat (Pain Begets Pleasure) and Keluarga Cemara (Cemara’s Family).

According to Yan, Eduard will be buried in San Diego Hills, West Karawang, West Java, on Monday. (wng)