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Jakarta Post

Romance to mark National Film Day

  • Ary Hermawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 29 2008   /  02:07 am

Romance is a recurrent theme, if not an indispensable element, in the history of the cinema. Every era has its perfect cinematic couples and their achingly romantic love stories. To commemorate National Film Day, which falls every March 30, ak.’ sa ra bookstore, in cooperation with the Jakarta International Film Festival (JiFFest), will screen romantic movies representing three different generations of actors in a festival called “Dari Masa ke Masa: Gita Cinta Film Indonesia” (From Time to Time: The Song of Love in Indonesian Film). The festival will show six movies on March 29 and 30, starting with Gita Cinta dari SMA (The Song of Love from High School), the 1979 film that paired 1980s romantic icons Yessy Gusman and Rano Karno. The film tells about high school celebrities, Galih (Rano) and Ratna (Gusman), who find true love with each other but have to deal with Ra...