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Feast your eyes with these enticing and exciting movies at the 11th Indonesian Film Festival 2016 in Melbourne! This festival will span from the 14th until the 20th of April 2016 at the ACMI Cinemas Melbourne. Through this week-long festival, audience may enjoy eight movies of various genres, from horror, philosophical, to comedy.

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Here is the full list of screening date, ticketing information, and synopsis of all of the movies!

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Filosofi Kopi (Coffee Philosophy)

Hundreds of million rupiah debt threaten to force ‘Filosofi Kopi‘, a cafe established by Jody and Ben, into bankruptcy. Amidst of attempts in getting themselves out of insolvency, a businessman comes with a challenge that can save ‘Filosofi Kopi’. With his expertise in brewing coffee, Ben successfully wins a billion rupiah. However, El comes with a statement that crushes everything. Ben and Jody have no choice but to embark on a journey to find Tiwus Coffee, a cup better than ‘Ben’s Perfecto’, that will determine their friendship and the existence of  ‘Filosofi Kopi’. A box office hit in Indonesia, this intriguing story about soul-searching and making peace with the past through coffee is adapted from Dee Lester’s witty best-selling novel.

Screening date: 14th April 2016 (Opening)
Ticket Price: Adult $20
Concession $18
ACMI Member $17

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Another Trip to the Moon

Inspired by Indonesian myths, this fable depicts the struggles of a girl who tries to free herself from the shackles of traditional conventions embodied in her over-controlling mother. Asa and her girlfriend live a peaceful lifestyle in the forest far from society, much to her mother’s chagrin. Asa’s mother, who is a witch doctor, casts an incantation that forces Asa to abandon her life in the forest to marry a man of her mother’s choosing. Now Asa must choose between living a lie and fulfilling her mother’s wishes, or to get back to the life that she always wanted.

Screening date: 15th April 2016
Ticket Price: Adult $18
Concession $16
ACMI Member $14

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Negeri Van Oranje (The Land of Orange)

Five Indonesian students, Lintang, Banjar, Wicak, Daus, and Geri, who were friends since they accidentally met at the Amersfoort, Netherlands, went for a trip in Prague. Even though they studied at different cities, Leiden, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Wageningen, and Den Haag, distance couldn’t tear their friendship apart. They shared joy and sorrow as international students in Europe. Problems emerged when Lintang realised that her best friends had feelings for her and competed to get her attention. While Lintang’s relationship with Jeroen, a local student, was on the verge of collapse, she secretly hid her feelings to one of her best friends. This friendship story turns into a difficult love story that threatens their friendship.

Screening date: 16th April 2016
Ticket Price: Adult $18
Concession $16
ACMI Member $14

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Four friends join in a business, opening an online shop without their husbands’ knowledge. Unexpectedly, the online shop became successful garnering many customers. To expand the online business, the four friends plan to open a boutique. Problems arise when their husbands find out about their business, which is more successful than their respective careers.

Screening date: 17th April 2016
Ticket Price: Adult $18
Concession $16
ACMI Member $14

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The Sun, the Moon, and the Hurricane

The journey of Rain, a 32-year-old man living in Jakarta told in three chapters of his life. At 19 years old, Rain met Kris, a selfish, possessive, and dangerous guy who cared so much for him that he beat a school bully for Rain. A kiss from Kris gave Rain a taste of taboo, making him feel unsafe, but safe. One day, Kris left and became Rain’s Hurricane. Nine years later, Rain met Will, a free-spirited prostitute who gave him the warmth of sun in Bangkok. He gave Rain a hope after ‘the Hurricane’. However, Will belonged to an older man and for only a brief moment changed Rain’s life. Year 2013, at 32 years old, Rain was a happy, single, and mature man. However, an invitation from Kris and a discovery of Kris’ crumbling marriage with Susan led Rain towards the hardest decision in his life.

Screening date: 18th April 2016
Ticket Price: Adult $18
Concession $16
ACMI Member $14

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Nay

Nay, a mid-30s woman, found herself pregnant. However, her boyfriend, Ben, is a mommy’s boy who didn’t care or even knew what to do with their child. At the same time, Nay got an opportunity to act in a feature film, which further confused her on the decisions that she should make. Moreover, Nay had a dark past during her childhood. Her father left them since Nay’s mother was pregnant with her and Nay’s mother’s boyfriend later raped her mother. In a car ride, Nay had to make the most important decision in her life. To be a mother or to abort her baby. To give up her past or to face it.

Screening date: 19th April 2016
Ticket Price: Adult $18
Concession $16
ACMI Member $14

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Badoet (The Clown)

After three children were tragically murdered, a band of college students conducts an investigation on the apartment complex where the murders occurred. When evidence against a mysterious clown figure starts to mount, our heroes soon realise that what they are facing is a force that disguises its darkness through laughter – a force so menacing that it will not hesitate to kill to get what it wants, immortality.

Screening date: 20th April 2016 (Closing)
Ticket Price: Adult $20
Concession $18
ACMI Member $17

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Educational: Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of Five Towers)

Ali has never set foot outside of West Sumatra. He spends his childhood searching for fallen durian fruit in the jungle, playing soccer on rice paddies, and swimming in the blue waters of Lake Maninjau. His mother insists he attends a pesantren, an Islamic boarding school, while he dreams of attending public high school in Bandung. As Alif progresses through school he begins to understand the sacrifices made by his parents to pay for his tuition. The school’s Arabic phrase “man jadda wajada” meaning “he who gives his all shall succeed” becomes the phrase Alif lives his life by. Based on the best-selling novel The Land of Five Towers by Ahmad Fuad and inspired by a true story.

Screening date: 19-20th April 2016
Ticket Price: Adult/Student $10

*For every 10 tickets purchased will get 1 additional ticket for free

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