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The History of Indonesian Cinema from 1927 to the Present Day

     
     
  1926  
     
   

Leotoeng Kasaroeng (The Enchanted Monkey), the country’s first film is released.   It is directed by L. Heuveldorp and G. Kruger [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1937  
     
   

Films of Note

   

 

   

Terang Bulan (Moonlight[MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1950  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Darah dan Doa (1950)
     
   

Darah dan Doa (Usmar Ismail) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1968  
     
   

– The National Film Production Council (DPFN) is established to encourage work of high quality. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1980  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Rembulan dan Matahari (The Moon and the Sun) (Slamet Rahardjo) [MORE] [ADD}

   
   
   
  2009
   
  2/12 -

Indonesia bans Robert Connolly’s Balibo, a politically sensitive film about the Balibo Five, a group of Australia-based reporters murdered by Indonesian soldiers in the East Timorese town of Balibo in 1975. [MORE]

   
   
  2011
   
  21/2 -

The MPAA and European distributors threaten to halt the distribution of their films to Indonesia in response to the Government’s attempt to introduce a new tax on foreign-made films. [ADD}

   
  12/5 - The Indonesian Cinema Companies Union (GPBSI) reveals that local box office has collapsed by 60% since the US Motion Picture Association stopped exporting films there in protest at the imposition of a new tax on foreign-made films.   No new films have been exported to Indonesia since mid-February. [ADD}
   
   
  2012
   
  14/6 - An Economic Impact study finds that the domestic film and television industry contributes over $2 billion to the Indonesian economy. [ADD}
   
   
     

 

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