Cynthia Webb, Contributor, Gold Coast, Australia
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun, 11/04/2007
On 9th November, “”The Lost Suitcase”” (“”Koper””) will have it’s European premiere, in France’s second largest city, Lyon. It will be in competition at the thirteenth Festival of Cinema and Culture of Asia, from 6th through to 11th November. It will be the only Indonesian film in the festival this year. Nia Dinata’s “”Love For Share”” (“”Berbagi Suami””) has previously been a big success in the same festival.
Richard Oh, the director of the movie has a great admiration for European cinema, past and present, and so this will be a satisfying moment for him. The movie has been subtitled into French. Let’s hope nothing has been lost in translation, from Bahasa Indonesia, to English, to French.
The `scout’ for the French festival, Etienne Dessasut, who invited Richard to submit the film, very much admired “”The Lost Suitcase”” when he saw it at the Singapore Film Festival earlier this year.