The 11th Monday World Cinema screened films from English director, Alfred Hitchcock. In his illustrious career as filmmaker he has made 52 films including some now lost silent film. His directing career started since 1920’s and ended in 1970’s. His works praised as an ideal combination of financial and artistic achievement. Hitchcock also made many experimentation for his pictures and narrative storytelling like what he did in Rope (1948) which he only use one scene as film setting.
The 11th Monday World Cinema curated by Afrian Purnama who also a curator for Arkipel – Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival since 2013. He divided Alfred Hitchcock works into three period, the English Period that begin when Hitchcock started to made film until 1939. The American Period that strated from 1939 in which he made some film that now considered as one of the greatest film ever made, and the Late Period, the time when Hitchcock madesome of his last film, and since one of the last film he made in England, it can symbolically means that he has return to his native country.
Alfred Hitchcock films that were screened has been translated into Indonesian: The Ring (1927), The Manxman (1929), The 39 Steps (1935), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Rope (1948), Stranger on a Train (1951), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), Frenzy (1972), Saboteur (1942), I Confess (1953), Rear Window (1954), and The Bird (1963).
Afrian Purnama is working as redaction in www.jurnalfootage.net . Graduated from Bina Nusantara University. His love of cinema has guide him to become curator in ARKIPEL – Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival. In between his daily activity as a writer, he is also doing research about Indonesian cinema history.