Celebrating Asian Storytelling: The Singapore Party x Jakarta
Kicking off this year’s Country-of-Focus festivities, IMDA hosted The Singapore Party in Jakarta on 9 November, ahead of the anticipated gala screening of Mouly Surya’s Cannes-acclaimed feature, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts.
The Singapore Media Festival has selected Indonesia as its Country-of-Focus this year, in a special initiative that also celebrates the 50 years of bilateral and diplomatic ties between Singapore and Indonesia. When the festival kicks off this month, festival-goers will be able to look forward to a variety of events and programmes lined up to shine a special spotlight on Indonesia’s vibrant media landscape.
Ahead of the Festival, IMDA hosted The Singapore Party in Jakarta on 9 November at Plaza Indonesia XXI, as part of a pre-party reception for the gala screening of Cannes-acclaimed feature, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, directed by Mouly Surya. The highly-anticipated film is produced by Fauzan Zidni (Interchange; What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love) and stars Marsha Timothy (The Raid 2; Khalifah), and will be making its Singapore premiere at the 28th Singapore International Film Festival this November.
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|Marsha Timothy, actress and leading lady of Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, addressing the crowd at The Singapore Party.|| || Mouly Surya, director of Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, at the Singapore Party, ahead of the Indonesian gala premiere of her film.|
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| Indonesian actors Yoga Pratama (on left) and Dea Panendra|| || The director and cast of Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts at the Singapore Party|
Family, friends and fans from the Indonesian film community also attended the party in support of director Mouly Surya and her latest film
Ricky Pesik, Vice Chairman, Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Indonesia (BEKRAF), shared, “It is an honour for Indonesia to be selected as Singapore Media Festival’s first Country-of-Focus, as well as an affirmation for its growing pool of content creators. The Festival is a world-class platform and a special opportunity to bridge, nurture and inspire the vibrant community of storytellers in both our countries and the region. Beyond this celebration of 50 years of bilateral ties, I look forward to continued collaborations as Singapore and Indonesia work together to elevate Asian storytelling for the world stage.”