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‘Surat dari Praha’ awarded best film, director

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 4 2016   /  10:23 am

A scene in Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto  (Courtesy of Pic(k) Lock)Surat dari Praha (Letters from Prague) swept three categories, including Best Film at the Usmar Ismail Awards on Saturday.

Angga Dwimas Sasongko, who was named Best Director at the awards ceremony held at Balai Kartini, South Jakarta, said that the idea to make the film was born out of his research on the hidden history of Indonesia.

“My research led me to the exiled Indonesians. I hope the film opens our eyes in unraveling the story of the nation,” he said in his speech.

Actor Chico Jericho, who coproduced the film with Anggia Kharisma and Glenn Fredly, hopes the awards inspire the filmmakers.

“The film is my first coproduction. Now I have the confidence to work on more inspiring films,” he said.

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