The Jakarta Post
Sherina Munaf as Anggini in 'Wiro Sableng'. (instagram.com/wirosablengofficial/File)
Indonesian action-fantasy film Wiro Sableng: Pendekar Kapak Maut Naga Geni 212 (212 Warrior) reportedly will participate in the 21st edition of the Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in Udine, Italy.
Slated to run from April 26 to May 4, the festival will feature a total of 76 films, including 51 films in a competition, from 12 countries.
Wiro Sableng is said to be the only Indonesian film in the festival and will compete for its Audience Award.
In addition to competing at the festival, Wiro Sableng will also have its European Festival premiere at the event.
Founded in 1999, FEFF is one of the most significant European film festivals as it brings European audiences, particularly Italian movie buffs, closer to Asian films.
Lifelike Pictures producer Sheila Timothy said in a statement, “We’re proud that Wiro Sableng has been selected to represent Indonesia in the 2019 Far East Film Festival.”
Sheila, who will fly to the festival along with Sherina, said the achievement proved that the local film industry had managed to attract audiences outside the Asian market.
Besides Wiro Sableng, feature film Mayday has also been selected to join the FEFF program Ties That Bind, an Asia-Europe co-production workshop aims to bring together Asian and European professionals in the development of film projects. (jes/kes)