TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An Indonesian film Turah has been selected for Oscar best foreign-language film nomination following by a committee led by actress Christine Hakim.
In a September 19 letter approved by 13 selection committee members, Christine announced that Turah, produced by Fourcolours Films, will represent Indonesia in the Academy Award (Oscar).
Turah was directed by Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo and produced by Ifa Isfansyah and will hit theatres on August 16. The film tells a story of the struggle of marginalized people in Tirang Village, Tegal, Central Java.
Christine Hakim told a press conference that the selection process saw the committee analyzed and performed cross-reference to select a film that can represent Indonesia. There were over 130 films competing in the process.
“We discussed which film that can draw the attention of the selection committee there,” she said.
Christine said that Turah is an extraordinary film. Some of the best features of the film are its honesty and modesty. “The film tells the story of honesty amid hypocrisy,” she said.