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Jakarta Post

Tiga Dara Restoring with a mission

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 17 2016   /  09:24 am

A team behind the restoration of Usmar Ismail’s masterpiece film Tiga Dara reveals the hard work that they put in to save a national legacy.SA Films executive producer Alex Sihar was all smiles when talking about people’s appreciation for the restored version of late director Usmar Ismail’s musical drama Tiga Dara (Three Girls) after it hit theaters on Aug. 11.  

Cinemas playing the restored film of Tiga Dara attracted unusual groups of moviegoers, some of which consisted of beautiful, dressed up grandmothers accompanied by their children.

By the end of August, the film had lured 26,373 viewers in total, which Alex said was a mind-blowing number because the total number of viewers of the restored version of the 1954 classic Lewat Djam Malam (After the Curfew), another Usmar masterpiece, had been around 5,000 in 2012.   

First released in 1956, T...