The Jakarta Post
Both "Catatan Si Boy" and "Taksi" will be screened in their original formats of 35mm film. (Shutterstock/File)
The Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) is set to screen iconic local movies Catatan Si Boy (Boy’s Diaries) and Taksi (Taxi) in an open-air cinema this weekend.
The plan is part of the organizer's series of programs leading up to its awards event in December.
For the first edition of the program, the 1987 Catatan Si Boy and 1990 Taksi are scheduled for screening at 7:30 p.m. on July 25 and July 26, respectively, at an open-air cinema at M Bloc Space in South Jakarta with the application of standard health protocols.
Tickets to the shows are available starting at Rp 20,000 (US$1.37).
Helmed by Nasri Cheppy, Catatan Si Boy follows Boy (Onky Alexander) whose relationship with his girlfriend, Nuke (Ayu Azhari), is opposed by his father. The film also stars Meriam Bellina and the late Didi Petet. The film was nominated for Best Director and Best Music categories at the 1988 FFI.
Taksi tells the story of a taxi driver Giyon (Rano Karno) whose life changes after his passenger, Desi (Meriam Bellina), leaves her child in his cab. Directed by Arifin C. Noer, the film won five awards at the 1990 FFI, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.
Both Catatan Si Boy and Taksi will be screened in their original formats of 35mm film.
According to a statement, the screening program is a collaborative effort between the FFI and the Indonesian Open-Air Cinema Association (PLTI). The FFI also plans to feature discussion sessions about the movies as well as on filmmaking.
The FFI, formerly known as the National Film Appreciation Week, was initiated in 1955, while the second and third award events were held in 1960 and 1967. After it went into a hiatus in 1992, the organizer resumed its activity annually in 2004. (wir/kes)
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