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RI film festival takes on Australian silver screen

  • Dewi Anggraeni

    Contributor

Melbourne, Australia   /   Wed, September 8 2010   /  10:13 am

Two worlds: In Di Dasar Segalanya (At the Very Bottom of Everything), directed and produced by Paul Agusta, the main protagonist’s soul is blown into pieces by a dreadful bipolar disorder. It is now winter festival time in the southern cities of Australia – the perfect opportunity to watch the world unravel, huddled in a warm cinema room while temperatures outside sink below 10 degrees Celsius.The 5th Indonesian Film Festival (Aug. 20 – 29) in Australia, usually held in Melbourne, also came to Sydney this year, a sign it is increasingly becoming part of the established art festival scene in the land down under. The fact that all feature-length films, barring one, were screened at the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), a venue known as the home of world cinema in Melbourne, highlights the festival has reached international standards. The festival organizers put a great d...