Usmar Ismail

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Usmar Ismail
Usmar Ismail, Peran Pemuda dalam Kebangkitan Film Indonesia, p177.jpg
Ismail, c. 1955
Born 20 March 1921
Fort De Kock, Dutch East Indies
Died 2 January 1971(1971-01-02) (aged 49)
Indonesia[1]
Nationality Indonesian
Occupation Director, film producer, writer
Years active 1950 - 1970

Usmar Ismail (20 March 1921 – 2 January 1971) was a prominent Indonesian film director. He was of a Minangkabau descent. He was widely regarded as the native Indonesian pioneer of the Cinema of Indonesia although films made by the Dutch date back to around 1926.

He was perhaps best known internationally for his 1961 film Fighters for Freedom which documented Indonesian independence from the Dutch and French. The film was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

Ismail initially served in the army during the Dutch occupation. Later, following his dream of becoming a film director, he established "Perfini Studios", Indonesia's first film studios, in the early fifties.

A concert hall known as the Usmar Ismail Hall, which gives musical, opera and theatrical performances, was established in his name in Jakarta.[3]

Filmography

Usmar Ismail on a 1997 stamp
  • Harta Karun (1949)
  • Tjitra (1949)
  • Darah dan Doa (1950)
  • Enam Djam di Djogdja (1951)
  • Dosa Tak Berampun (1951)
  • Kafedo (1953)
  • Krisis (1953)
  • Lewat Djam Malam (1954)
  • Lagi-Lagi Krisis (1955)
  • Tamu Agung (1955)
  • Tiga Dara (1956)
  • Sengketa (1957)
  • Delapan Pendjuru Angin (1957)
  • Asrama Dara (1958)
  • Pedjuang (1960)
  • Laruik Sandjo (1960)
  • Toha, Pahlawan Bandung Selatan (1961)
  • Korban Fitnah (1961)
  • Amor dan Humor (1961)
  • Anak Perawan di Sarang Penjamun (1962)
  • Bajangan di Waktu Fadjar (1962)
  • Masa Topan dan Badai (1963)
  • Anak-Anak Revolusi (1964)
  • Liburan Seniman (1965)
  • Ja Mualim (1968)
  • Big Village (1969)
  • Bali (1970)
  • Ananda (1970)

References

  1. ^ "Usmar Ismail", IMDb
  2. ^ "2nd Moscow International Film Festival (1961)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  3. ^ The First Integrated Cinema & Concert Hall. Usmar Ismail Hall. Retrieved on 2014-08-24.

External links

  • Usmar Ismail on IMDb


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