Friday, June 8, 2007

Nugroho takes Australia

Scene from Opera Jawa

Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho (left) is a special guest of the Sydney Film Festival this weekend.

Nugroho’s work has debuted at film festivals globally from Cannes to Seattle. His Opera Jawa will play Sunday and Monday in Sydney.

"Garin Nugroho is a very talented and prolific filmmaker. He has created many movies that have won international awards and created great interest in Indonesian film," said Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Bill Farmer. "This is another example of the ongoing and exciting cultural collaboration between Australia and Indonesia in many areas of the arts," he said.
You can see Nugroho’s work as part of a traveling film series across the United States this year. His Of Love and Eggs (Rindu kami padamu) is part of The Global Film Initiative, which played at the Museum of Modern Art in New York last year.

Additional articles:
Screening the Past
Indonesia Now