Fri, Sept 28 – 7:45 PM
A film by Riri Riza
Indonesian language with English subtitle
77 minutes, Drama
Everything is picture perfect with Athirah’s life. Her family is wholesome and their business is growing. But when her husband, Puang Ajji, marries another woman, Athirah must hold the family together and endure the gravity of polygamy, a common practice in 1950s, while her eldest son, Ucu, is struggling to adapt.
“As easy as it is to appreciate the beautiful cinematography capturing gorgeous sarongs and plentiful plates of mouthwatering cuisine, these details are also helping to tell a story being primarily conveyed through what is left unsaid.” —Georgia Straight
Emma’ is based on a biographical novel Athirah by Alberthiene Endah. Both media achieved commercial successes. Emma’ won multiple awards at the Festival Film Indonesia in 2016.
Riri Riza is a prolific and well-known Indonesian filmmaker who directed several Indonesian classics, including The Rainbow Troops, Sherina’s Adventure, and Gie.
*Parental guidance is suggested