Finally, Hollywood Movies May Soon Be Back on Screen
In the clearest sign of hope yet, Indonesian officials signaled on Thursday that Hollywood blockbusters â€” including the last Harry Potter film â€” could be back on screens within a fortnight.
Djonny Sjafruddin, head of the Indonesian Cinema Companies Union (GPBSI), told the Jakarta Globe that almost all film importation issues were now solved.
â€œParticularly the ones related to customs, royalties and income tax,â€ he said. â€œWeâ€™re now only dealing with technical issues.â€
This meant Hollywood films might arrive here in as little as 10 days, he said. â€œIt will still take time for the films to go through customs, censors and adding the subtitles,â€ he explained.
A key priority is getting â€œHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows â€“ Part 2,â€ he said, which premiered in London last week and began showing in Asia this week, to the chagrin of Indonesian fans.