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Indonesian Film Festival in Melbourne to screen 'Foxtrot Six', 'Ave Maryam'

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, March 14, 2019  /  05:31 pm
Indonesian Film Festival in Melbourne to screen 'Foxtrot Six', 'Ave Maryam'

A still from 'Ave Maryam', a movie penned and directed by Robby Ertanto. (Summerland Films/-)

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, Australia, is scheduled to host the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) for the 14th time next month.

Held from April 5 to 10 and themed “Enchantment of Authenticity”, the festival will feature films of various genres as well as a number of filmmakers.

The opening night will showcase action flick Foxtrot Six, while the festival will then present a selection of films that include Keluarga Cemara (Cemara’s Family), Night Bus (Best Film at the 2017 Indonesian Film Festival), Turah (Leftovers), Terbang: Menembus Langit (Flying through the Sky) and Ave Maryam--one of this year's highly anticipated films in Indonesia.

Each screening will be introduced by talents of the movies, such as actor Oka Antara for Foxtrot Six, director Emil Heradi for Night Bus, director Robby Ertanto for Ave Maryam and director Wicaksono Wisnu for Turah.

Read also: ‘Ave Maryam’: Of Lust and Guilt

The screenings will also include a Q&A sessions with Melbourne film critic Peter Krausz.

Additionally, the IFF will present a number of pre-events, such as free open-air screening, short film discussion with director Aditya Ahmad and a talk show with Indonesian filmmakers and industry figures.

The IFF is held annually in Melbourne and organized by nonprofit organization Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) Inc. For more information, visit the festival’s website. (wng)