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Indonesian film ‘Mudik’ to compete at Macau film festival

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, November 12, 2019  /  11:00 am
Indonesian film ‘Mudik’ to compete at Macau film festival

A still from "Mudik" (Homecoming), which will hit Indonesian cinemas in 2020. (iffamacao.com/Film)

Mudik (Homecoming) is set to compete at the 2019 International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM).

Helmed by Adriyanto Dewo, the movie will compete in the International Competition category, as well as have its world premiere at the festival on Dec. 9.

Mudik will compete against nine films, including Family Members from Argentina, Bombay Rose from India and Give Me Liberty from the United States.

The film follows married couple Aida (Putri Ayudya) and Firman (Ibnu Jamil) who decide to travel to their hometown and try to mend the growing rift between them. In the middle of their journey, they are involved in an accident. This unexpected event is the beginning of Aida’s journey of self-realization, forcing her to confront questions the answers to which have been inside her all this time.

 Read also: 'Tabula Rasa', first Indonesian movie screened in Sofia International Film Festival

Asmara Abigail in a scene from Asmara Abigail in a scene from "Mudik". (iffamacao.com/Film)

A collaborative effort between Relate Films and Lifelike Pictures, the film also stars Asmara Abigail and Yoga Pratama.

Lifelike Pictures coproducer Sheila Timothy, who previously teamed up with Adriyanto in Tabula Rasa in 2014, said that it had been a pleasure to work with him again.

"He once again displays his sensitivity in character development and a very subtle storytelling style in Mudik,” Sheila said in a statement, adding that the film’s inclusion in the IFFAM International Competition category was “a good start”.

The fourth installment of IFFAM will be held from Dec. 5 to 10 at the Macao Cultural Center. Around 50 movies from various countries will be screened at the event and divided into different categories, including New Chinese Cinema, World Panorama, and Classics and Retrospectives.

Mudik will have its Indonesian release in 2020. (wir/kes)

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