National films are now starting to become the world’s spotlight. Indonesia should be proud now with the increasing number of child domestic work which appeared in the international arena. Their success when appearing in the land of even earned high praise.
Call it like the movie mode anomalies, The Raid, The Witness to the Blue Sky and Lovely Man. These films will be triggered should the spirit of Indonesian filmmakers to continue to create works that can compete with foreign films. Here, the five films that earned high praise outside the country.
Movie mode is manufactured Lifelike Anomaly Pictures with producer Sheila Timothy managed to get a lot of appreciation in many of the world movie scene. After doing a world premiere at the second largest film festival in the United States, South By Southwest (SXSW) in 2012, in Austin, Texas on 9-17 March 2012, the movie made by director Joko Anwar has received widespread attention.
Do not just commendable, this film was selected aired on the “Midnighters”. This section is a special event featuring films selected for showing fantastic genre midnight.
In the “Midnighters”, aired four times anomaly mode, namely at 11, 12, 14, and March 16, 2012. Not only that, the movie starring Rio is also under review Dewanto diverse. Among other positive responses from critics and movie bloggers in America.
Previously, anomalies mode that will appear in theaters the country started on 26 April 2012 had also won several awards, among others, Bucheon Award in South Korea. Having won this prestigious award, some investors are foreign films reportedly expressed their interest to be involved in their production process.
According to a release received VIVAnews.com, this award is conferred in the Champions Network of Asian Fantastic Films (naff) which is part of the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea.
Anomaly is a thriller mode that tells about a man who must save his family is missing while on holiday in a forest. In the forest, he must fight to avoid the pursuit of a mysterious killer.
Since manufactured, Gareth Evans, the film is already earned high praise. It could be seen from the award he achieved “The Cadillac People’s Choice Award Midnight Madness” and make the Raid as Indonesia’s first commercial film production of the most successful in the world.
Not only because the script is full of fight scenes, The Raid is also considered a success sparked the spirit of Indonesia’s film industry recently made saturated with films that merely exploit pocong and local mystery stories an almost uniform.
Since premieres on March 23, the number of spectators film starring Iko Uwais is also increasing day by day. Not only that, the film is also successful in the United States.
Film production PT Merantau film was successfully darted sharply at the U.S. box office. Film The Raid was sitting in 11th position with revenues of U.S. $ 1.228 million or approximately Rp11 billion. Not only successful in the country of Uncle Sam, film genre this game also managed to attract the attention of the audience in the country. In fact, several noted theaters add to the movie screen.
The movie audience Raid in Indonesia has reached 1 million more since premieres.
Film Indonesia, which also got rave reviews in other countries, is The Witness, film thriller genre. The film, directed by Muhammad Yusuf has been aired in the Philippines since March 21 last. For the first time Indonesia films can be broadcast commercially in there, not merely as a filler in the film festival only.
Before running for public, Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB), an official agency of the Philippines Film Development Council, gave an A for The Witness. Not only that, a number of Philippine media have even argued Filipino cinematographer-filmmaker must learn to make films from Indonesia.
Not only in the Philippines, according to producer Sarjono Sutrisno, The Witness also be played in Asian countries. “The plan in June to be aired in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, and Dubai. We want to strengthen first in Asia,” he said.
Films for 18 years and over is about a woman named Angel (Gwen Zamora) is haunted by strange dreams. He dreamed that the youth attempted suicide by firing his own gun into his mouth. The movie will begin playing in theaters the country on 26 April 2012.
Lovely blue sky and the Man
Film and Lovely Sky Blue Man does not want to miss. These two films nominated for Asian Film Festival Osaka, Japan. The election of two films from Indonesia is a special thing because every year the Film Festival in Osaka only pick one movie from each participating country. According to organizers, the film is judged worthy to qualify for its quality and uniqueness.
Musical children playing in the Blue Sky Umeda Garden Cinema. In the film, the director, Lasja F. Susatyo, describe the everyday problems of children in Jakarta and how they solve their own problems. One theme that is carried is a matter of difference and mutual respect that difference.
Meanwhile, the Lovely Man also played in the cinema Cine Nouveau. The film, directed by Teddy Soeriaatmadja it was pretty much suck the Japanese audience who are interested in quality Asian films.
This film is basically a family film that tells the father and son who had not seen each other. In this film presented a polite child figure, veiled and a boarding school graduates, who finally met his father who struggled with a hard life as a transsexual in the capital Jakarta.
One of his Japanese audience commented, “Film Indonesia is more easily understood in conveying his message, compared to the Japanese film that has always tended to elaborate.