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'Keluarga Cemara' a sweet reminder of family values

  • Hikmat Darmawan

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 11 2019   /  03:26 am

Silver screen adaptation: Keluarga Cemara (Cemara’s Family) is an adaptation of the highly acclaimed 1990s television series of the same name. The series took inspiration from Arswendo Atmowiloto’s short stories published in Hai magazine in the 1980s.The film adaptation of Keluarga Cemara (Cemara’s Family) is sweetly nostalgic, conveying touching messages that remain relevant today. Months before its theater release, Keluarga Cemara (Cemara’s Family) grabbed the public’s attention mainly because it was an adaptation of a beloved drama series first aired on television station RCTI in 1996. A total of 412 episodes of the TV drama Keluarga Cemara were broadcast, representing quite a success by the standards of Indonesian television, dominated as it is by romantic soap operas. Keluarga Cerita originates from the short stories written by renowned author and journalist Arswendo Atmow...