Thank you for joining us at the Indonesian Film Festival New York 2018!

We had a wonderful time, and we hope that you did, too. Riri Riza, the director of Emma, was delighted to see an enthusiastic lot of audiences and could not wait for you to watch his other films. We also would like to share the joys from other filmmakers who participated in this event when they heard that you enjoyed their works.
Thank you so much for sharing your passion in films with us. The Indonesian Film Festival New York will return next year.

Thank you for joining us at the Indonesian Film Festival New York 2018!


We had a wonderful time, and we hope that you did, too. Riri Riza, the director of Emma, was delighted to see an enthusiastic lot of audiences and could not wait for you to watch his other films. We also would like to share the joys from other filmmakers who participated in this event when they heard that you enjoyed their works.

Thank you so much for sharing your passion in films with us. The Indonesian Film Festival New York will return next year.
Thank you for joining us at the Indonesian Film Festival New York 2018!

We had a wonderful time, and we hope that you did, too. Riri Riza, the director of Emma, was delighted to see an enthusiastic lot of audiences and could not wait for you to watch his other films. We also would like to share the joys from other filmmakers who participated in this event when they heard that you enjoyed their works.
Thank you so much for sharing your passion in films with us. The Indonesian Film Festival New York will return next year.

Thank you for joining us at the Indonesian Film Festival New York 2018!


We had a wonderful time, and we hope that you did, too. Riri Riza, the director of Emma, was delighted to see an enthusiastic lot of audiences and could not wait for you to watch his other films. We also would like to share the joys from other filmmakers who participated in this event when they heard that you enjoyed their works.

Thank you so much for sharing your passion in films with us. The Indonesian Film Festival New York will return next year.

Day 1
Fri, Sept 28 – 7:45 PM

Emma’ (Mother)

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

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Day 2
Sat, Sept 29 – 7:45 PM

Solo, Solitude

A film by Yosep Anggi Noen
Indonesian language with English subtitle
98 minutes, Biography/Drama

Wiji Thukul is shaping people’s opinions one poem at a time, but he has to keep moving by changing his name and appearance in order to run away from the authoritarian regime of the New Order. At home, Supon deals with the repercussions of Wiji’s actions and tries her best to protect her children in one of the most chaotic and confusing periods in Indonesia’s history.

“With such a potent mix of melancholy and silent madness, Solo, Solitude . . . offers a poignant reflection of humanity drawn from the turbulent recent histories of Southeast Asia.” —Hollywood Reporter

Yosep Anggi Noen is known for his short films, which have entered various international events. Solo, Solitude is his second feature film, the first being Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses.

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Day 2
Sat, Sept 29 – 9:25 PM

Posesif

A film by Edwin
Indonesian language with English subtitle
102 minutes, Drama/Romance

It doesn’t take time for Lala and Yudhis to fall in love, and the two quickly becomes romantically involved. As a competitive diver, Lala must spend her time accordingly, but Yudhis is intensely attached to her, going as far as to force his will on her. Lala repeatedly tries to break up with him, but time after time, Yudhis manages to trap her in this toxic cycle.

“Posesif often proves a case of good intentions gone astray; of attempting to dive deep but being lured back to a comfortable template. Edwin and screenwriter Gina S. Noer (Rudy Habibie, Pinky Promise) quest to serve up something more complex than the usual high-school romance is evident.” —Screen International

Posesif won three awards at the Festival Film Indonesia in 2017 and garnered positive reviews among critics.

Edwin worked together with Riri Riza in Gie and has garnered international attention with his short films. Posesif is his debut feature film.

*Parental guidance is suggested

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Day 3
Sun, Sept 30 – 1:00 PM

Night Bus

A film by Emil Heradi
Indonesian language with English subtitle
139 minutes, Thriller/Action

The remote town of Sampak has suffered from a prolonged conflict between the national army and the local residents. While the former is trying to monopolize its natural resources, the latter is fighting for independence. Amidst this bloody civil war, a bus passes through the battered town, carrying several civilians who do not expect that their trip would be treacherous.

Emil Heradi was the assistant director of Eat, Pray, Love and has directed several films, including Sagarmatha and Fronteira.

*Suitable only for adults ages 18 and up, discretion is strongly advised

 

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Day 3
Sun, Sept 30 – 3:45 PM

Lima

A film by Lola Amaria, Harvan Agustriansyah, Adriyanto Dewo, Tika Pramesti, Shalahudin Siregar
Indonesian language with English subtitle
110 minutes, Drama

In the wake of their mother’s death, Fara, Aryo, and Adi attempt to find meaning and guidance in their lives. Lima is a collection of five connected short stories that is inspired by Indonesia’s founding principle, Pancasila, which concerns pluralism, inclusiveness, moderation, and toleration.

Lima is directed by five directors with Lola Amaria acting as the lead director. While she is better known for her acting roles, Lola has directed several films.

*Parental accompaniment required for younger audiences

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