the dreamers

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Today I went to see an Indonesian film titled Sang Pemimpi ("the Dreamers"). Based on a best-selling book and being a sequel to another successful film, it is about friendship, strength, pride, and - as the title suggests - dreams. Set in the 1980s in a small Indonesian island, it tells the story of two best friends who have big dreams of seeing the world (ultimately to one day study in Sorbonne, Paris). They go through a lot of hardship, some are hilarious while others are heart breaking. It is an emotional and inspirational story, which I wish I could describe in a much better way - because it deserves it, and I'm not just saying that because I'm biased. Although I admit I felt a tad nostalgic for my own Indonesian high school days when I saw the classic white/grey school uniforms in the film. Not sure how much the movie will be distributed internationally, but if you ever get a chance to see it, I recommend that you do.

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Marthe said...

I'm always happy to see interesting films! I doubt it will come to Norway, though, but who knows... ;)

I hope you had a great Sunday, Anna! :)

Fräulein F. said...

This sounds really worth seeing! And by the way, your new layout looks great. Have a great sunday!

Helen said...

When I saw the title of this post, I thought you meant the Bertolucci film of the same name. I really wouldn't mind seeing this one though. Hopefully it might come over here, but who knows?

Ariella said...

It sounds very interesting, and I always like international films... I'll keep my eyes open for it since it sounds great!

I hope you are well!

Laura Trevey said...

Is sounds lovely and inspiring!!

Kelley Anne said...

The shots are amazing. I'll keep an eye out at my library. Our AV librarian is very good about getting new independent or international movies once they come out. Hopefully I'll come across The Dreamers.

Cypress said...

That does look like a good movie. Thanks for posting.

beingdena said...

I have to watch this. hope I can get hold of it here. thanks for sharing, x

Patricia Snook said...

Ooh that looks so interesting and filled with utterly beautiful images. Thanks for the heads up!

Have a beautiful week

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xoxo

thais. said...

thanks for the tip. I am always up for indie movies. you have an adorable blog here! will be coming back often.

Jodi said...

love love the first photo! i think i need to see this!

Narumi said...

I love the new design of your blog, the header is adorable ! This movie sounds great, I'll check if we can seeit in Paris :)

Anna said...

Great post Anna..thanks for sharing...its funny how some people really connect with certain films...will be sure to keep an eye out for it. x

trishie said...

Looks good, I'll be checking my local cinema to see if it's showing.

MissKellie said...

This sounds like the type of movie I'd really enjoy! Hopefully it'll come to the local indie movie theater in my town. They play foreign movies on occasion, so I'll keep my eyes open for it! :)

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babalisme said...

belum nonton!! But the stills are beautiful a rarity in Indonesian movies..

See Hear Say said...

interesting. i haven't even seen laskar pelangi yet! is this one better?

Diana said...

I'm always up for a good foreign film! Thanks for the recommendation!

Emily said...

Thanks for this write up about "The Dreamers." I'm always on the look out for good foreign films, so hopefully I'll come across this one soon.