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Jakarta Post

Chairun Nissa: Behind the scenes

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 28 2011   /  10:13 am

JP/Ika KrismantariYoung film director Chairun “Ilun” Nissa has been in love with film since she was little.As a child, Ilun was always excited when her father took her to see the latest movie at a cinema near their house in East Jakarta.“I’ve always found films fascinating, even though at that time I only saw action movies because of my father’s love of that genre,” the 26-year-old told The Jakarta Post in a recent interview.Her fascination with movies didn’t end there. During elementary school, Ilun liked to sneak around after bedtime to watch dramas on television in the family living room.“My parents gave me a strict bedtime schedule, but I knew that all the good movies were only played late at night. So, I had to tiptoe to the living room, cover myself with a blanket and watch movies on mute in the dark,” she said.That was the moment when Ilun began to learn about mo...