Sherina’s Adventure (PetualanganSherina)シェリナの大冒険

Sherina’s Adventure (PetualanganSherina)

Magic Indonesia of Focus on Asia IFF Fukuoka

Contry of Production
Year of Production
Running Time
114 mins
Riri Riza
Sherina Munaf / Debby Romero / Henidar Amroe / Didi Petet
Indonesian / English Sub


Sherina (Sherina Munaf), a usually energetic little girl, is gloomy when she finds out that her family is leaving their home in the capital city Jakarta for their new residence in Bandung, West Java. The move signifies a splendid opportunity for Sherina’s father, Mr. Darmawan (Mathias Muchus), a Japanese-educated agronomist who gladly leaves his position at a supermarket in the metropolitan to take the job of his dreams: supervising a big plantation in the peaceful countryside of Lembang. The plantation’s owner, Mr. Ardiwilaga (Didi Petet), is being overwhelmed with problems; his crops are failing, and a businessman named Kertarajasa (Djaduk Ferianto) is doing all his might to drive Ardiwilaga out of the place so he can build a luxurious resort hotel in the land. Sherina cannot care less about all that. She is sad for having to leave a city that has been home to her all these years and to say goodbye to all her dear friends and go to a strange, new place. Her suspicions are affirmed when, on the first day at her new school, she already becomes the latest casualty of the school bully, Sadam (Derby Romero), a mischievous brat who, with his gang of unruly boys, comes up with ways to make the lives of his schoolmates miserable. But woe is Sadam, for Sherina is a fearless girl who will not be mistreated and stay silent. She even mobilizes her new friends to stand up against Sadam and his gang. Even though she had a bad start, Sherina slowly begins to adapt to her new, more natural surrounding. She listens to her mother’s (Ucy Nurul) advice for her to “look at everything a little closer, and not prejudge anything.” And Sherina discovers that even a bratty kid like Sadam has sides to his personality that she never imagines before. The two children learn the values of friendship and cooperation when, during their school break, they have to face-off a gang of crooks led by Mr. Raden (Butet Kartaredjasa) in a thrilling and exciting adventure….


Previous Festivals and Awards

– Jakarta International Film Festival 2000

– Pusan International Film Festival 2000

– 45th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, 2000    Special Jury Award for the Talented Child Actress

– Cairo International Children’s Film Festival 2001

– Cinemaya Festival of Asian Cinema 2002

– Indian Oil Asian Film Festival 2002

– Distributed in Malaysia and Singapore (Astro) – 2003 – 2004

– CineKids International Film Festival 2006

– Indonesian Film Festival 2009 : Focus On Riri Riza  Prague-Vienna-Ljubljana-Belgrade-Hamburg


Screening Schedule

9/19(Sat)15:30~(114mins)@pomplaza hall

9/22(Tue)18:40~(114mins)@United Cinema Canal City 13

Attention: The schedule may change anytime. Please check the latest information on the website.

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