The Jakarta Post
Indonesian films that will be showcased at the festival include Susi Susanti - Love All (2019), Bebas (Free) (2019) and Kulari ke Pantai (I Run to the Beach) (2018). (Shutterstock/Mr.Music)
The annual Australia Indonesia Cinema Festival (FSAI) is set to return for its fifth edition from Feb. 14 to 29 with selected Australian and Indonesian films.
FSAI 2020 is part of the Australia Connect Program initiated by the Australian Embassy and will be held across several Indonesian cities, namely Jakarta, Surabaya in East Java, Makassar in South Sulawesi, Mataram in West Nusa Tenggara, Bandung in West Java, and, for the very first time, Yogyakarta.
The festival will be opened with the Indonesian premiere of Top End Wedding (2019), a romantic comedy that highlights the landscape of the Australian Northern Territory.
A family drama titled Emu Runner (2018), which focuses on indigenous Australians, will also be screened during the festival. The director of the film, Imogen Thomas, is said to attend its screenings in Jakarta and Mataram.
“Film is the best way to share stories and learn more about other culture,” Australian Embassy's Charge d'Affaires Allaster Cox said in a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Thursday. “The choices of Australian and Indonesian films this year shows the diversity of our two countries, as well as the richness of our creative talent."
Tickets to the screenings are available for free at fsai2020.eventbrite.com. (gis/kes)
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