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Falcon’s global cinema venture opens door to new challenges, opportunities

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Thu, February 13, 2020  /  03:27 pm
Falcon’s global cinema venture opens door to new challenges, opportunities

A collage of memories: All for one: Indro, played by Tora Sudiro (right), Dono, played by Abimana Aryasatya (left) and Kasino (Vino G. Bastian) in a scene of 'Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part. 1'. (Courtesy of Falcon Pictures/-)

As Jakarta production house Falcon Pictures becomes the latest member of Globalgate Entertainment, a consortium established by Canadian-American global content company Lionsgate for local-language film production and distribution worldwide, much work lies ahead for filmmakers at home. The announcement on Wednesday was made in the wake of the historical Oscar wins for South Korean film Parasite, which has shed light on the global reach of Asian films. Film critic and editor-in-chief of film website Cinema Poetica, Adrian Jonathan Pasaribu said that while the presence of the global consortium in Indonesia would help expand the market worldwide, he reminded that Indonesian films had yet to be recognized for a unique aesthetic like their Asian counterparts. “We don’t have a unique film aesthetic except for, perhaps, fight choreography, which could be repli...