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Indonesian movies win over more local fans

  • Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 21 2020   /  12:12 am

Indonesian movies seem to have won greater admiration among local moviegoers in recent years.Take for example Louisa Ivana Utami, a 29-year-old movie fan who said she had a bit of a “fear of missing out” if she did not go and watch some particular Indonesian movie being screened at cinemas — something that had never happened before in her life.Louisa said she found Indonesian movies “appealing” lately, with their solid plots, educative content and touching stories, as well as cheesy yet rib-tickling jokes here and there. “It feels like Indonesian movies are upgrading in terms of quality, content and everything [...] All the Indonesian movies I have watched recently even exceeded my expectations,” Louisa said, adding that she used to be disappointed with the presentation of Indonesian movies in the past, when females were largely exploited through shallow and sensualized hor...