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How Funny has last laugh at JIFFest

6 December 2010


How Funny has last laugh at JIFFest

Deddy Mizwar’s How Funny (Our Country Is) has been awarded Best Indonesian Feature at the 12th Jakarta International Film Festival (JIFFest, 25 Nov – 5 Dec 2010).

The Indonesian Feature Film Competition is the centrepiece of the festival, which concluded last night.

The jury consisted of Singapore-based producer and professor Gabrielle Kelly, Vietnamese producer Nguyen Thi Bao Mai and South Korean festival programmer Jo Ji-hoon.

Mizwar’s winning comedy is about an unemployed graduate who plots to change the lives of a gang of child pickpockets whilst earning himself a 10% commission on their illicit earnings. The film is Indonesia’s official submission in the Academy Awards’ foreign language category.

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