Tempo English Weekly

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From Tirang to the Sumbawa Valley

This year has been a good year for Indonesian cinema, with many films winning awards at prestigious film festivals and receiving warm welcome from critics across the globe. We have also seen a phenomenal horror film that has broken the genre’s cliches and been watched by over four million viewers.…

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Best Film, Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts: Deconstructing Identity in Four Acts

Director Mouly Surya’s Marlina has drawn international attention­ not only for its exotic setting but also for the film’s arresting dialogue.

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Best Director, Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo Turah: An Unembellished Film

Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo is Tempo’s choice for Best Director for his first feature-length film, Turah. The film delivers a stark portrayal of poverty.

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Best Writer, Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo Turah: A Portrait of Poverty

written by Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo, Not many can rival the strength of turah’s screenplay in the aspect of social relevance

Best Actor, Slamet Ambari Turah: Jadag, the Intense Drunkard

Slamet Ambari, as Jadag in the film Turah, won Tempo’s Best Actor because of his impressive portrayal of a frustrated character.

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Best Supporting Actress, I Gusti Ayu Laksmiyani: A Mother, a Bell and an Unforgettable Ghost

Ayu Laksmi delivers unforgettable acting in Pengabdi Setan (Servant of the devil), despite a severely restricted performance.

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Best Supporting Actor, Chew Kinwah: Koh Afuk, a Shop Owner

Chew Kinwah had to learn the Indonesian dialect before playing in the film Cek Toko Sebelah (Go Check the Store Next Door). He also spent time observing ethnic Chinese shop owners.

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Best Child Actor, Muhammad Adhiyat Pengabdi Setan: Learning Sign Language

Muhammad Adhiyat joined Pengabdi Setan’s cast by accident. Although he plays the role of the devil incarnate, Muhammad is actually afraid of ghosts.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.