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Everything You Always Wanted to Happen in the Bumi Manusia Film* (*but Were Afraid to Ask)

The wait is, finally, almost over. The film adaptation of Pramoedya Ananta Toer's classic novel "Bumi Manusia," or This Earth of Mankind, gets its red carpet première in Surabaya today. The choice of the première location was dictated by the fact that most of the novel is set in Wonokromo on the … [Read more...]

Wregas Bhanuteja to Adapt Eka Kurniawan’s Short Story Into Film

Acclaimed filmmaker Wregas Bhanuteja, whose short, "Prenjak," won the Leica Cine Discovery Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, is set to make a short film based on Eka Kurniawan's story "Tak Ada Yang Gila di Kota Ini," ("No One Is Crazy in This Town") on the mistreatment of mentally ill … [Read more...]

Indonesia’s Mouly Surya to adapt Mochtar Lubis novel with Go Studio

Following her Cannes 2017 title Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts, Indonesian filmmaker Mouly Surya is planning to adapt Mochtar Lubis’ novel A Road With No End (Jalan Tak Ada Ujung) into a feature film. Surya is again collaborating with Rama Adi, her co-writer on Marlina, to adapt the novel … [Read more...]

Dian Sastrowardoyo to star in Laksmi Pamuntjak’s book-to-movie adaptation

Renowned actress Dian Sastrowardoyo is set to star in Aruna dan Lidahnya(Aruna and Her Palate), a film based on the Laksmi Pamuntjak book of the same name. Directed by Edwin and penned by Titien Wattimena, the movie is being produced by Palari Films. Dian will take on the role of Aruna, a … [Read more...]

Iqbaal Ramadhan to star in ‘Bumi Manusia’ film adaptation

Production company Falcon Pictures has announced that it will adapt the novel Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind) into a film. Written by acclaimed literature giant Pramoedya Ananta Toer, the book is the first of a tetralogy written while Toer was imprisoned on Buru Island, Maluku. Set in 1898 … [Read more...]