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Dutch Media Admire Indonesian Filmmakers Picked Up Various Film Themes

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Dutch Media Admire Indonesian Filmmakers Picked Up Various Film Themes

Jakarta, Timerilis.com – Several mass media in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, admired the world of Indonesian cinema and made in-depth reviews about the revival of Indonesian films through the selection of seven films in the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2023.

This was revealed by the Director General of Culture, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek), Hilmar Farid, who attended the IFFR 2023 event some time ago.

“The media there wrote a long story about our movie, which according to them has a very extraordinary theme. They were surprised, how come people in Indonesia can explore themes related to diversity, identity, sexuality, and others? My response is, you are the ones who know too late,” laughed Hilmar when met by ANTARA on the sidelines of the opening of a contemporary art exhibition in Jakarta, Friday (3/3).

Hilmar explained that the mass media in the Netherlands were quite amazed and surprised by the ability of Indonesian filmmakers to explore many themes, especially those related to humanity and diversity.

“I explained to them that Indonesia has long explored such themes. Therefore, when many of our films make it to prestigious film festivals, it is a logical outcome of the achievements of our filmmakers so far,” he explained.

The seven films that made it to IFFR 2023 are “Like and Share” (Gina S. Noer), “Sri Asih” (Joko Anwar), “Deadly Love Poem” (Garin Nugroho), “Mayday! May Day! Mayday! ” (Yonri Revolt), “The Myriad of Faces of The Future Challengers” (Yuki Aditya and I Gde Mika), and “Evacuation of Mama Enola” (Anggun Priambodo), and “Marsiti dan Sapi Sapi” (Wisnu Surya Pratama).

“It’s amazing that our filmmakers’ works are currently present in many international festivals. I see this because there is an increase in quality, especially young filmmakers who make short films or animations with a huge variety,” said Hilmar.

Indonesian filmmakers get a special position in 1972 because they contributed the most films compared to participants from other countries. (Eva/Rd)

Source: ANTARA