Marselli Sumarno

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Marselli Sumarno (born 1956) is an Indonesian writer, filmmaker and educator.

Sumarno has written about cinema for the Indonesian publications Kompas and The Jakarta Post and for the U.S.-based Variety International Film Guide.[1] He is the author of three books: Dasar-dasar Apresiasi Film (Basics of Film Appreciation), DA Peransi & Film, and Suata Sketsa Perfilman Indonesia (A Sketch of Indonesian Film).[1] In 1994, he became chairman of the Department of Media Studies in the Faculty of Film and Television at Institut Kesenian Jakarta.[1]

In 1999, Sumarno directed the film Sri, a supernatural tale about the young bride of an ailing elderly man who negotiates with Death from immediately claiming her husband. [2] It was Indonesia's submission to the 72nd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3]


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