Nagasari - Indonesian Night
- Canada • 2012 • 49 mins • Drama
- Directors: Eduardus Pradipto & Christopher Hanno
- Language: Indonesian with English Subtitles
Nagasari is about a family who loses not only a mother, but the strings that kept them tightly bound. Nala, the youngest daughter, returns home from Calgary to find her dad in deep depression. The story unravels as their situation tests the boundaries of the two sisters who retrace the roots of Indonesian tradition to bring happiness to their father’s life.
About Eduardus Pradipto (Director)
Eduardus Pradipto is a freelance videographer, film editor, graphic designer and media artist with a B.A. in Media Arts from School of Interactive Arts Simon Fraser University. He participated and produced a video diary for The Rainbow Troops Movie directed by award-winning Indonesian Director, Riri Riza in 2008. He was involved as an assistant stage manager for The Magical Encounter – explorASIAN 2012 focus on audio-visual works for music and dance performances. He recently co-directed a medium-length feature film Nagasari, an independent drama about Indonesian-Canadian culture.
About Christopher Hanno (Director)
Christopher Hanno has a degree in Computer Science from UBC and enjoys writing scripts or short stories in his spare time. Upon completing his education, Christopher Hanno and his colleague, Eduardus Pradipto, spearheaded the production of “Nagasari”, a film that was realized by the collective efforts of Indonesian youths in Vancouver, Canada. His other short, “Kid Puppeteer”, was among the 10 finalists of XXI Short Film Festival in March 2013 and recently nabbed the top prize at Short Film Challenge Indonesian Film Festival in Vancouver.
Indonesian Night celebrates creations by emerging local filmmakers of Indonesian descent. The two works featured in this special program include Nagasari by Eduardus Pradipto and Christopher Hanno and Kimchi Friend Dumplings by Jason Karman. Both films were self-financed by the filmmakers and explores family stories from complete different angles.
The feast continues with “Exuberant Jawa”, a creative Batik display and video montage of Indonesia’s magnificent landscape. Drawing from the richness of Javanese tradition, the exhibition demonstrates the creative growth of the Indonesian diaspora in Canada while exploring the majestic tradition of Indonesia through textile and new media.
Come to the Rooftop Beer Garden after the screenings to have a taste of the Nagasari, the symbolic Indonesian food featured in Eduardus Pradipto’s film.
Kimchi Fried Dumplings