Held annually by high-end shopping mall Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia Film Festival (PIFF) has been known for screening award-winning and indie hits from Indonesia and around the globe. The lineup for the eighth edition of the festival was announced just yesterday, and after seeing the selection, we’re pretty sure fellow film nerds will scramble for tickets, seeing as how most of the films haven’t been screened in regular cinemas in the country.
Several films to be screened during the festival are the much-anticipated The Science of Fictions (Hiruk-Pikuk si Al-Kisah)by Yogyakarta-based director Yosep Anggi Noen, Robert Eggers’ psychological horror film The Lighthouse, South Korean drama House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) written and directed by Kim Bora and Academy Award-nominated Macedonian documentary Honeyland.
Films by legendary Italian director/screenwriter Federico Fellini, 1960 comedy-drama film La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) and 1963 surrealist comedy-drama film 8 ½ (Otto e mezzo),will also be screened at the festival.
As per usual, all films will be screened at the mall’s Cinema XXI on the 6th floor and tickets are free of charge, provided on a first come, first serve basis. More information regarding PIFF 2020 is available here.