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Love in the time of crisis

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 20 2010   /  12:16 pm

Alexandra Gottardo plays as Tatiana in Ari Sihasale’s Tanah Air Beta. Photo Courtesy of Alenia PicturesMovie director Ari Sihasale, known as Ale, and his wife actress, Nia Zulkarnaen, are back again with their latest work Tanah Air Beta (My Motherland), portraying the struggle of a family to survive the riots following the 1999 referendum in East Timor.   Since the success of their previous films Denias, Senandung di Atas Awan (Denias, Hum Above the Clouds) and Liburan Seru (Adventurous Holiday), the couple say they will continue making children and family-themed films. Once, they said that they would put elements of Indonesia’s plurality into their films with the hope to promote a sense of nationalism among Indonesians.  Ale and Nia kept their words, showing their seriousness by releasing a sport-themed movie, King in 2009. Their latest production Tanah Air Beta hit l...