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'The Man From The Sea' screened in Banda Aceh

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Jakarta  /  Mon, February 25, 2019  /  07:31 pm
'The Man From The Sea' screened in Banda Aceh

The mysterious Laut (Dean Fujioka) in 'The Man from the Sea (Laut)'. (The Man from the Sea (Laut)/File)

The Man From The Sea (Laut), a feature film by Japanese director Koji Fukada, is currently being screened at the Aceh Independent Cinema in Banda Aceh.

From Feb. 25 to March 2, the film is being screened daily at the Sultan Selim II ACC Building. Tickets are available on the door at Rp 25,000 (US$1.78).

On Feb. 23, actress Sekar Sari and executive producer Willawati attended a special screening in Banda Aceh.

“I remember how fun it was learning the Acehnese language before we started shooting,” Sekar said of the movie, which uses Indonesian, Japanese, English and Acehnese. “I learnt from an Acehnese person for a week and the dialect mattered the most.”

Read also: 'The Man from the Sea’ opens in select Indonesian cinemas

The movie was officially released in Indonesia on Feb. 14 at select local cinemas in several cities, including Jakarta, Tangerang (Banten) and Manado (North Sulawesi).

Produced by Japanese production company Nikkatsu and Indonesian Kaninga Pictures, the movie features Japanese and Indonesian stars. Set in the context of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the film follows the story of Laut (Dean Fujioka), a man who has no memory of his past or identity and is stranded on a beach in Aceh.

The Man From The Sea was screened last year at the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival and Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Film Festival, among other places. (wng)

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