“Sang Penari” movie, directed by Ifa Isfansyah, was screened at 66th Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 15-26, 2013. A movie starred by Prisia Nasution, Nyoman Oka, Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Lukman Sardi, Happy Salma, et al, also participated in competition category, Competition Cannes Senior. This movie was adapted from novel trilogy, Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk, by Ahmad Tohari. “Sang Penari” itself narrates a tragic love story between a youngster from a village named Rasus and a Ronggeng dancer named Srintil in small village afflicted poverty, hunger, and ignorance. The setting of the movie is 1960s Indonesia with political fluctuation. The same thing happened to “Rectoverso”, an omnibus of love stories adapted from a novel with the same title by Dewi “Dee” Lestari. A movie directed by five Indonesian women celebrities – Marcella Zalianty, Rachel Maryam, Happy Salma, Cathy Sharon, and Olga Lydia – was screened at European Premiere, in Antipoedes section, Cannes Cinephile 2013. “Rectoverso” was played at May 21, 23, and 25, 2013. Why should we be proud? Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious movie festival in the world since 1946. Cannes Film Festival also usually has a tight selection and screening in picking movies to be played in the sequence of Cannes Film Fastival. “After 14 years, there are finally Indonesian movies screening at Cannes Film Festival,” said Happy Salma. Long live Indonesian movies! Source: Yahoo! Kompas (http://entertainment.kompas.com/read/2013/05/22/08465292/Di.Cannes.Rectoverso.Disambut.Hangat?utm_source=WP&utm_medium=box&utm_campaign=Kenwp) Jakarta Post (http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/05/20/guess-what-rectoverso-screens-cannes.html) Tamar Naomi Parahyangan Catholic University International Relations Department Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

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