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Riri Riza: Film as a cultural product

  • Iwan Setiawan

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 14 2009   /  12:10 pm

JP/R. Berto Wedhatama Filmmaker Riri Riza has grabbed the spotlight - not at home - in five European countries, because from May 19 through June 10, the touring event "Indonesian Film Festival: Focus on Riri Riza" was held in the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia and Germany. The honor of being featured in an international-scale film festival means a new step for Riri, who is currently busy with the sequel to his box office hit Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Warrior), Sang Pemimpi (The Dreamer). Riri's films screened during the event included Petualangan Sherina (Sherina's Adventure), Eliana Eliana, Gie, Untuk Rena (For Rena), 3 Hari Untuk Selamanya (Three Days to Forever) and Laskar Pelangi. Besides attending the screenings of his films, Riri also met and held discussions with movie buffs and fellow filmmakers. Amid the tight schedule, he was fortunate t...