Five Indonesian films from various genres will meet their audiences on the big screen. Two films from Falcon Pictures, “Perfect Strangers” and “Patah Tumbuh, Yang Hilang Berganti” are part of this program. Perfect Strangers is an adaptation of an Italian film with the same English title. Seven people are at a dinner and playing a game on their cell phones. Secret after secret is revealed. The film plays with dialogue and contains interwoven plotlines. “Patah Tumbuh, Yang Hilang Berganti” focuses on the drama that begins when someone who has been gone for a long time returns to their life.
Two films from Starvision are part of this year’s Indonesia Film Showcase program. “Keramat 2: Caruban Larang” is the sequel to one of the best Indonesian horror films: “Keramat”. With almost the same premise as the previous one, a group of film crews visit a place and make an inappropriate mistake. With the changing technology and culture of recording, “Keramat 2: Caruban Larang” also presents that with its horror. Garin Nugroho’s horror film, “The Love That Kills Poetry” is also premiering at JAFF 17. The film is an adaptation of the book of poetry: Adam, Eve and Durian; it creates a visualisation of horror and murder mystery involving trauma and loss.
A dance film titled “Mahendraparvata” is also screened in the Indonesia Film Showcase program. This film is a connection between dance and archaeology performed by two Cambodian dancers and two Javanese dancers as a metaphor for the historical relationship between Borobudur Temple and the Kingdom of Cambodia, shown through the journey of a pair of masks.