In conjunction with "National Film Day 2017” (Hari Film Nasional), IFF & ISA NYU presents:
Short Films: Return to Jakarta (Balik Jakarta) & On the Origin of Fear
Feature Film : The Crescent Moon (Mencari Hilal)
Tickets are FREE with complimentary Indonesian snack and coffee.
Inviting you to seek, recognize, explore and expand your knowledge about Indonesia. Hari Film Nasional 2017 is the annual observance for Indonesian cinema that celebrated throughout March. This program is in collaboration with Indonesian Ministry of Education, Bekraf and BPI and supported by Consulate of Republic Indonesia.
Return to Jakarta (Balik Jakarta), drama 2016. Togar is a fresh graduate who works as a motorcycle taxi driver. One day he meets Günther, a German tourist who brings an old picture of his childhood house in the area of Kebayoran. Only with the picture as a clue, and without any complete address, Günther and Togar look for the house.
On the Origin of Fear, fiction 2016. Set entirely in an audio recording studio, a director pushes a soldier to the limit as he takes on the roles of both victim and aggressor in a scripted anti-communist propaganda campaign recording.
The Crescent Moon (Mencari Hilal), drama 2015. A journey of father and son. Mahmud, an Islamic conservative, and Heli, a young liberal, are pushed to travel together in search of "hilal", the very first new crescent moon, which also defines their new opportunity to have a better relationship.