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S-EXPRESS INDONESIA

Indonesia2022Indonesian and other languages with English subtitlesAnimation, Drama, Experimental, Family, LGBTQ+ Filmmakers, Women Filmmakers

S-Express is a short film program exchange initiated in 2002 by Yuni Hadi (Singapore), Amir Muhammad (Malaysia) and Chalida Uabumrungjit (Thailand), featuring regional programming from South East Asia. This annual collaboration offers insight into the development of filmmaking talent and abundance of complex storytelling from each participating region. This year, Reel Asian spotlights S-Express Indonesia programmed by Fransiska Prihadi of Minikino, featuring five short films with the hopes of recharging your festival experience.

MAKASSAR IS A CITY FOR FOOTBALL FANS
LIKA LIKU LAKI

Khozy Rizal Profile Image

Indonesia202120 minutesMakassarese and Indonesian with English subtitles

In a city where “men” are fanatics about football, Akbar is compelled to pretend he loves the game to avoid being rejected by his new college friends.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Content warning: Gender and queer violence, sexist language and situations, coarse language, strobing lights

 

Director Bio

Khozy Rizal

Khozy Rizal is a filmmaker based in Makassar, Indonesia. In 2020, he founded Hore Pictures, an independent production house that has produced several short films.

A GRANDPA’S UNIFORM AND OTHER THINGS OF FEAR
PEDHUT

Christian Banisrael Profile Image

Indonesia2021 22 minJavanese with English subtitles

Trapped in his past, an old man steals an army uniform to chase away the ghosts that terrorize his long nights.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and closed English subtitles digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Content warning: Violence, trauma, death, blood, extreme audio

 

Director Bio

Christian Banisrael

Born in Indonesia, Christian Banisrael directed his first short film Mist of the Past (2018), which premiered at the 2019 Hong Kong International Film Festival.

JAMAL

Muhammad Heri Fadli Profile Image

Indonesia202015 minBahasa with English subtitlesDrama

Nur’s husband, who had previously left for Malaysia as a migrant worker, returns home in an unexpected condition.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Content warning: Trauma

Director Bio

Muhammad Heri Fadli

Born in Central Lombok, Indonesia, Muhammad Heri Fadli began his career as a filmmaker in 2013. Since then, Fadli has directed over 10 short films in seven years.

THE SEA CALLS FOR ME
LAUT MEMANGGILKU

Tumpal Tampubolon Profile Image

Indonesia202117 minIndonesian with English subtitlesDrama

Sura is a young boy who lives in a fishing village. One day he finds a broken sex doll washed ashore and tries to fix it.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Content warning: Violence

Director Bio

Tumpal Tampubolon

Holding a bachelor’s degree in math, Tumpal Tampubolon has written and directed several short films, which have screened in various domestic and international film festivals.

THE ARCHIPELAGO
NUSA ANTARA

Azalia Muchransyah and Firman Widyasmara Profile Image

Indonesia20217 minutesIndonesian with English subtitlesAnimation

The Archipelago brings together the perspectives of four Indonesian filmmakers as they interpret contemporary Indonesian society.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

 

Director Bio

Azalia Muchransyah and Firman Widyasmara

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia with a Ph.D. in Media Study from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). She currently teaches at Binus University film program in Alam Sutera.

Firman Widyasmara was an illustrator and a bank analyst before becoming an animator in 2005. Together with colleagues, he founded Lanting Animation, a collective community animation house.

Fransiska Prihadi
Guest Programmer

Fransiska Prihadi is program director of Minikino since 2015. She is an architect and co-founder of the art-house cinema MASH Denpasar. She has served as guest programmer, preselections committee & jury for various national and international short film festivals, with experience as facilitator and mentor for filmmaking and film critics workshops.

12 Nov, 2022 12:00 pm

The free screening for S-Express: Indonesia will be shown at Innis Town Hall.

This shorts programme will also be shown as an online screening from Nov 14 – 20.

Rating

Rated PG

Screening Sponsor

Q&A: S-EXPRESS INDONESIA

Join us for a Q&A immediately after the theatrical presentation with attending guests from this shorts programme, moderated by Kelly Lui.

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