JakArt@2008 – IF – Programs

Program Highlights

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Official Opening JakArt@2008

conducted by:
George Ellis
An orchestra set up only with shoes and strings, performing the 9th of Beethoven.

Christophoros Stamboglis  – bass
Cherie Valaray – soprano
Adelaide Simbolon – piano
Lathika Vithanage – violin
Asep Hidayat – cello

AUG 1 – 20.00 hrs
Teater Kecil, TIM

supported by:

Program supported and endorsed by the Embassy of Egypt, Jakarta and The Ministry of Culture Arab Republic of Egypt.
Considered to be one of the most important international film directorsChahine is also one of the most eclectic, having directed everything from musicals to melodramas, autobiography to comedy, and neo-realist to political films. His movies pushed the traditional boundaries of Arab cinema. Alexandria Why?, his most autobiographical film, innovated the use of first-person narrative, while other films, such as Cairo Station,explored issues of sexuality and madness for the first time. His more political films, such as The Return of the Prodigal Son (an adaptation of André Gide’s novel), explored the social politics of the Arab-Israel War, while films such as Once upon a Time on the Nile concentrated a strong critical eye on the construction of the Aswan High Dam. His work has been included in international projects featuring famous directors, such as the Lumière Brother’s anniversary compilation of shorts, as well as shorts about 11 September 2001. In 1997, he won the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or, for his film Destiny.

AUG 30 – 20.00 hrs
TIM 21 – STUDIO 1, KINEFORUM – DKJ, Jl. Cikini Raya 73, Jakarta

The Inauguration of the house of Pablo Neruda –   
 Pablo Neruda Archives, Jl. Diponegoro – Menteng, Jakarta Pusat

and the Canto General.Pablo Neruda’s tenth book of poems Intoned as an Oratorio composed by the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis
Performed by Maria Farantouri and Petros Pandis, the St. Jacob’s Chorus and the Stockholm Orchestra, Directed by Mikis Theodorakis

Program contributed by the Embassy of Chile, Jakarta.
AUG 2 & 3– 18.00 hrs
Taman Suropati , Jakarta 

Ateh Theatre Group
Alan Ayckbourn’s, Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays

Suzy and her mother, along with their trusty dog Neville, live a simple, happy existence in their English cottage. That is, until the mysterious Mr. Accousticus moves in across the street and strange things start happening. To solve the mystery, Suzy and Neville must navigate through Mr. Accousticus’ enormous and sinister house.

AUG 18 – 7.30PM 
Tanjung Semek Ave
Jakarta JabarF