Moscow, MINA – The screening of Indonesian film “Lima” in Moscow begins a series of 70-year celebrations of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Russia.
The film was screened at Dom Kino (House of Cinema), Moscow on Thursday. About 500 Russians in Moscow filled the cinema and enthusiastically watched the film “Lima” until the end. Thus, the statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow to MINA.
It was also present Lola Amaria, director of the film “Lima” and Baskara Mahendra, one of the main actors of the film.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, M. Wahid Supriyadi, who also attended and opened the screening.
He said the film screening was one step to further introduce Indonesia to Russians and in the context of celebrating the 70th anniversary of Indonesia’s diplomatic relations with Russia, as well as the MIKTA Film Festival (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, Australia).
“On February 3, 2020 Indonesian-Russian diplomatic relations will be 70 years and the screening of this film will be an opening to enliven this celebration,” Ambassador Wahid said.
According to him, relations between the two countries are very dynamic. At present, relations between Indonesia and Russia are experiencing significant and increasing developments in various fields, including trade, tourism and culture, and towards strategic partnerships.
Meanwhile, Lola Amaria and Baskara Mahendra were very impressed with the positive response of the Russians to the films shown.
It is not a few spectators approached Lola Amaria and Baskara Mahendra after the film over.
They asked various questions about the film, took a group photo, or asked for autographs.
“It is an honor for us to be able to introduce Indonesia to Russian citizens through our work, even more so in the context of celebrating 70 years of Indonesia-Russia diplomatic relations,” Lola Amaria said.
The film “Lima” released in May 2018 tells a family in dealing with and solving life problems.
The film gives a message of pluralism, tolerance and perennialism. The main idea of this film comes from the five precepts in Pancasila. The film has been screened in 21 cities in 12 countries, including Russia.
Anna Shaposhnikova, one of the Russians who watched said that the film was very good because it tells about the problems of daily life with all its dynamics in a pluralistic society.
According to Anna, the film’s story that was very touched her because it was similar to what he had experienced.
“I am happy and hope that Indonesian films enter Russia,” Anna said after watching the film “Lima”.
Various positive responses were conveyed by other viewers, both verbally and in writing via short messages, including the social media of the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow. One of them is the owner of the account @olga_nikolaevna_fedorova via Instagram writing “thank you very much. Фильм очень понравился (I really like this film) “.
Besides in Moscow, the film “Lima” was also screened in the cinema “Mir”, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia on January 25, 2020. (T/RE1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)