The Hyderabad Film Club is screening a Indonesian movie titled "Gie" on 22nd December at the Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet. The film is written and directed by Riri Riza. Nicholas Saputra, Wulan Guritno and Robby Tumewu play the central characters in the film.
Soe Hok Gie is an activist who lived in the sixties. Set in the darkest era of Indonesian modern history, Gie is an interpretation of the incidents of that period, based on his journal. He is a history student when his world stretches between politics and personal life.
A critical young man, he sounds his great concerns about his collapsing nation. Yet, he is sensitive and romantic. He loves to explore the mountains, and to admire the great beauty of nature. His life is a clash between the high drama of national political events, and the small world of friendship and romance. He is falling apart when he sees that his constant battle for justice and truth gives labor to another dictatorial regime, and caused the massacre of millions suspected communists, including his childhood friend.
Gie continues to fight but his uncompromised idealism drives people away. His best friends leave him. The woman he loves rejects him. From time to time, nature is a place where Gie finds peace, and it's where his life comes to an end. Gie dies on the summit of the highest mountain in Java, just a day before his 27th birthday.
The film gained official entry from Indonesia for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards, and was in competition in the ASEAN category at the 2006 Bangkok International Film Festival. At the 2005 Indonesian Film Festival, the film won the Best Film Award.
Entry is free for members of Hyderabad Film Club. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.