Classical Indonesian cinema

Classical Indonesian cinema is a term used in film criticism to describe both a narrative and visual style of Indonesian filmmaking which first developed in the 1926 to 1965.

Classical Indonesian cinema
Film classic Siti Akbari (1938) starring Rd Mochtar and Roekiah
Years active1926–1965

History edit

1926–1945: Colonial era and emergence of the classical style edit

Advertisement for Loetoeng Kasaroeng, the first fiction film produced in what is now Indonesia

The first film produced in colonial era was a silent fiction Loetoeng Kasaroeng (1926), who was based from Lutung Kasarung, a community legend from Parahyangan.[1] It was sometimes credited as the first film of Indonesian cinema, and the first colonial film to feature a native-Indonesian cast from priyayi noble, who was the relative of Wiranatakusumah V.[1][2] The film was screened in December 1926, and marks Bandung as the birthplace of Indonesian film.[3]

In 1927, The second film produced in colonial era, Eulis Atjih, was released.[2] It was the first film where Indonesian language was used for the first time, and mark the directorial debut of G. Krugers.[2] It was screened at Orient Theater in Surabaya, East Java, and also mark the beginning of Indonesian film.[3]

Major figures from classic Indonesian cinema edit

List of selected notable films edit

The following is a list of notable Indonesian films that were made during classical age.[4]

Colonial era edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Gischa, Serafica, ed. (2020-07-31). "Loetoeng Kasaroeng: Film Pertama Buatan Indonesia Halaman all". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2023-03-05.
  2. ^ a b c Anjani, Anatasia. "Apa Film Indonesia Pertama yang Diproduksi? Ini Penjelasan Dosen IKJ". detikedu (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2023-03-05.
  3. ^ a b "Dari "Loetoeng Kasaroeng" hingga "Si Kabayan"". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2023-03-05.
  4. ^ B., Kristanto, J. (2007). Katalog film Indonesia, 1926-2007. Penerbit Nalar bekerja sama dengan Direktorat Perfilman, Departemen Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata [dan] Gabungan Pengusaha Bioskop Seluruh Indonesia. ISBN 978-979-26-9006-4. OCLC 168761014.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)