2016.09.21 [Updates]
29th Tokyo International Film Festival Announces Lineup for CROSSCUT ASIA #03: Colorful Indonesia

We are pleased to announce the lineup for CROSSCUT ASIA #03: Colorful Indonesia. The third chapter of the CROSSCUT ASIA series, launched by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and TIFF in 2014 to showcase Asian films, now turns its attention to recent cinema from Indonesia.
In the showcase, we will highlight three films by Teddy Soeriaatmadja, whose provocative and powerful work is internationally acclaimed. Along with Soeriaatmadja’s so-called Trilogy About Intimacy, the lineup also includes such rising female directors as Nia Dinata, a pioneer in LGBT films, and Kamila Andini of the Mirror Never Lies. Please see the following pages for the full lineup. During the festival, guests from the films will attend the Q&A sessions and symposium.
Relevant information and flyer can be found here.
This Year’s CROSSCUT ASIA to Focus on Indonesia
*Tickets Go on Sale from October 15.
●Lineup of CROSSCUT ASIA #03: Colorful Indonesia

Trilogy About Intimacy by Teddy Soeriaatmadja
Teddy Soeriaatmadja profile:
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1975, Teddy Soeriaatmadja started his career with an independent film titled Culik. His latest films are the trilogy Lovely Man, Something in the Way and About a Woman. His attention to detail, stunning cinematography and highly developed storytelling ability have made Teddy one of the most acclaimed filmmakers in Indonesia.
About a Woman

©Karuna Pictures

Japanese Premiere [2014/ 76mins]
Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja
Cast: Tutie Kirana, Rendy Ahmad, Anneke Jodi, Ringgo Agus Rahman
Trilogy About Intimacy: #3
An aging Indonesian Muslim woman finds her life tumed upside down when she is taken out of her comfort zone, only to rediscover herself in the process.
Something in the Way
[2013/ 89mins]
Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja
Cast: Rezza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha
Trilogy About Intimacy: #2
Shy taxi driver Ahmad is addicted to the sex on offer in magazines and videos. But a flicker of hope appears in Ahmad’s life when he falls in love with his neighbor, a beautiful prostitute.
*In cooperation with Focus on Asia International Film Festival Fukuoka
Lovely Man

©Karuna Pictures

[2011/ 75mins]
Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja
Cast: Donny damara, Raihaanun Soeriaatmadja, Yayu aw Unru
Trilogy About Intimacy: #1
A Muslim girl discovers that her long-lost father is a transvestite working on the streets of Jakarta. The encounter changes their lives as they are forced to learn about love.
*In cooperation with Osaka Asian Film Festival

Three Sassy Sisters

©KalyanaShiraFilms / SAFilms

World Premiere [2016/ 124 mins]
Director: Nia Dinata
Cast: Shanty Paredes, Tara Basro, Tatyana Akman, Rio Dewanto, Reuben Elishama, Richard Kyle
Usmar Ismail’s Three Sisters (Tiga Dara) was first released in 1956. Nia Dinata, who grew up watching the rerun version on Indonesian TV and was very inspired by the film, has created an homage to her favorite director.

CADO CADO: Doctor 101
International Premiere [2016/ 103 mins]
Director: Ifa Isfansyah
Cast: Adipati Dolken, Tika Bravani, Aurelie Moeremans
Nobody decides to become a doctor with the idea of saving other’s lives as the primary goal. The first person they are trying to save is themselves.


©Miles Films

Japanese Premiere [2016/ 77 mins]
Director: Riri Riza
Cast: Cut Mini, Christoffer Nelwan, Jajang C. Noer, Arman Dewarti, Indah Permata Sari
Based on a true story. A portrait of an Indonesian family in South Sulawesi circa 1960 that still resonates today.

Filosofi Kopi

©Visinema Pictures/COCOMARU

Japanese Premiere [2015/ 117 mins]
Director: Angga Dwimas Sasongko
Cast: Chicco Jerikho, Rio Dewanto, Julie Estelle
Two friends who founded “Filosofi Kopi,” a coffee shop that provides only the best Indonesian coffee, take on a challenge to make “the perfect cup” and visit their troubled pasts.

Following Diana


Japanese Premiere [2015/ 39 mins]
Director: Kamila Andini
Cast: Raihaanun, Tanta Ginting, Panji Rafenda Putra
Diana, a 30-year-old housewife, lives with her husband and son at home, across the street from a building construction site. She spends every day with her only child, waiting for her husband to come from work in the evening. One night, Diana’s husband presents her with a chart that reveals his shocking plan to share the little family with another woman.

Someone’s Wife in the Boat of Someone’s Husband

©Jeonju IFF, Edwin

Japanese Premiere [2013/ 55 mins]
Director: Edwin
Cast: Mariana Renata, Nicholas Saputra
In this modest romance, documentary-like shots of village life are combined with the captivating beauty of jungle and sea.



Japanese Premiere [2008/ 110 mins]
Director: Mouly Surya
Cast: Ladya Cheryl, Donny Alamsyah, Kinaryosih
When Alisha’s pursuit of love pushes her to move in next door to Bari, his and other tenants’ lives begin to change. Fiction. is a story about the dark side of love. Of an obsession. Of a dream.

Discovering Asian Cinema
After the Curfew [Digitally Restored Version]
Japanese Premiere [1954/ 101 mins]
Director: Usmar Ismail
Cast: AN Alcaff, Netty Herawati, Bambang Hermanto, Dhalia, Rd Ismail,Awaludin
After the Curfew was restored by the National Museum of Singapore and the Film Foundation in 2012 from the original negative.

What They Talk about When They Don’t Talk about Sex[Symposium with Women Filmmakers: Visions for the Future of Indonesian Cinema]

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