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Indonesia introduces Oscar to ‘Dancer’

Isfansyah's romance will rep the country in Acad awards

MANILLA — The Indonesian Motion Picture Producers’ Assn. has chosen “The Dancer,” a dramatic love story set in the country’s politically turbulent 1960s, as its candidate for foreign language Oscar consideration.

Starring Nyoman Oka Antara and Prisia Nasution, the film tells the story of Rasus, a military officer, hunting for Srintil, his young love, whose magical dancing led village elders to believe she was the next Ronggent, with special powers given by the goddess of dance.

Directed by Ifa Isfansyah and produced by Shanty Harmayn, “Dancer” was released in November 2011. It was written by Isfansyah, Harmayn and Salman Aristo.

It is due to play at South Korea’s Busan Film Festival in October, among other fests.

“Dancer” won the Indonesia Film Festival’s Citra Awards for picture, director, actress and supporting actress.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the five nominees for best foreign film on Jan. 10. The 85th Academy Awards ceremony takes place Feb. 24.

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