Indonesian movie to compete at 2012 Berlin Film Festival
[The Jakarta Post]: An Indonesian movie, titled Postcards from the Zoo by young director Edwin, will compete at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival. The movie, jointly made by Indonesian, Hong Kong and German film crews, tells the story of a female giraffe trainer. Top actor Nicholas Saputra and actress Ladya Cheryl starred in the film. The movie will compete alongside Captive, by French director Brillante Mendoza; Dictado (Childish Games) by Spanish director Antonio Chavarrías; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by British director Stephen Daldry; and Jin Ling Shi San Chai (The Flowers Of War) by Chinese director Zhang Yimou. Edwin, who studied film at the Jakarta Art Institute was assistant director to Riri Riza in Gie. He previously made some short movies, including Dajang Soembi, Perempoean Jang Dikawini Andjing, and Kara: Anak Sebatang Pohon. His first movie, entitled Babi Buta yang Ingin Terbang (Blind Pig who wants to Fly) has also been featured in various movie festivals in Korea, Canada, Netherlands and many others.
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