This Indonesia Movie A Hit at Special Screening in the Netherlands
A special screening of Indonesian-made movie Negeri van Oranje sold out in the Dutch capital The Hague on Wednesday last week.
"The public warmly welcomed the premiere screening of the film ‘Negeri van Oranje’ in The Hague, Netherlands, where tickets at 5 euros [US$5.72] were sold out less than 24 hours after it was announced on the website and social media of the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague," the embassy's minister counsellor Ourina Ritonga said on Saturday, as quoted by Antara news agency.
She added due to high demand, the second screening was held and the tickets were also sold out.
Directed by Endri Pelita, the film revolves around five Indonesian graduate students in the Netherlands who build a certain camaraderie during their two-years of studies.
The screening of the movie scheduled at Het Nuthuis, as part of the Asia Carrousel Event in collaboration with the Dutch Foreign Ministry. They also were in partnership with Mata Hari Media and Indonesia-Netherland Young Society (INYS).
Asia Carrousel Event was regular program from the Dutch Foreign Ministry to enhance people-to-people network.
Mira Woldberg, head of the South and Southeast Asia division at the Dutch Foreign Ministry, said the film reflected the close people-to-people contact between both countries.
The movie was filmed in several Dutch cities, such as Rotterdam, Wageningen, Amsterdam and The Hague. Indonesian Deputy Chief of Mission Ibnu Wahyutomo said the movie reflects the aspiration and lifestyle of Indonesian young people.
Indonesian government expected there would be more movies filmed in both countries to promote the cultural exchange.