Tue, 07 Nov 2000

What's on at JiFFest this Wednesday

Titian Serambut di Belah Tujuh (TIM 1, 7:05 p.m.)

A young teacher, Ibrahim, tries to change the traditional way of thinking and the educational system in a local town (96 minutes).

Garage Olimpo (TIM 1, 9:15 p.m.)

Maria, an activist who teaches the illiterate in the slums, is physically abused by the secret police during military rule in Argentina in the 1970s (98 minutes).

My Best Fiend Klaus Kinski (TIM 2, 7:45 p.m.)

About the deep trust between an actor and director, and their independently and simultaneously hatched plans to kill each other (98 minutes).

Al Kautzar (TIM 2, 9:45 p.m.)

Saiful Bachri, a teacher in a Muslim school, is sent outside of his native Java to Sekarlangit. His arrival there causes strident resistance (106 minutes).

Violent Cop (Jakarta Theater, 5:30 p.m.)

In the opening scene, a defenseless old man is beaten and humiliated by a gang of schoolboys. One of them returns to his plush suburban home, followed by Kitano's Detective Azuma, who slips up to the kid's room (98 minutes).

The Year of Living Dangerously (Jakarta Theater, 7:45 p.m.)

Guy Hamilton (Mel Gibson) is a radio reporter from Australia on his first job in Indonesia. His humdrum assignment soon turns deadly as President Sukarno electrifies the populace and frightens foreign powers (88 minutes).

Run Lola Run (Jakarta Theater, 10 p.m.)

Lola runs as fast as her legs can carry her in order to save the life of her boyfriend, who has been taken into "custody" by some dissatisfied clients. An offbeat winner (87 minutes).

A Scene at the Sea (Usmar Ismail Film Center, 5:30 p.m.)

About a deaf-mute garbageman who decides to become a surfer (101 minutes).

Leila (Usmar Ismail Film Center, 7:45 p.m.)

Leila is a young woman who has married the love of her life, but she soon discovers she can never have a child of her own (110 minutes).

Chronicle of a Disappearance (Usmar Ismail Film Center, 10 p.m.)

Elia Suleiman uses his privileged position as half-insider and half-outsider to examine the critical issue of the loss of national identity among the Arab population of Israel (84 minutes).