Arthouse Cinema

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German-Indonesian Arthouse

Arthouse Cinema showcases a variety of genres and formats including everything from auteur to documentary films – some are feature-length, while others are really quite short. At 7 pm every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, selected productions from Germany and Indonesia will be screened at the GoetheHaus Jakarta.

Ever since it was established in 2012, Arthouse Cinema has evolved to become one of the few places in Jakarta to provide a space for non-mainstream film screenings. Arthouse Cinema aims to challenge its audiences. We show films that present new experiences and ideas, and that inspire – be they classic masterpieces, experimental works by young directors, animated films or documentaries.

Every year we show more than 20 films, accompanied whenever possible by discussions with Indonesian actors, directors or film producers. Once a year, the Arthouse Cinema Focus spotlights one particular film series or a number of works by a German director; in the past, such events have featured Fatih Akin, Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pepe Danquart and Frank Beyer.


In 2017, the Arthouse Cinema programme in Jakarta will be concentrating on music and urban stories in German film. Among the films to be screened will be Crossing the Bridge by Fatih Akin, Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt (English title: Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis) by Walther Ruttmann, and B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin by Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange Klaus Maeck and Miriam Dehne. The Indonesian productions were selected for their great acting and powerful stories, and will include Melancholy is a Movement by Richard Oh, About a Woman by Teddy Soeriaatmadja and Mencari Hilal by Ismail Basbeth.