Gaston Soehadi

Gaston Soehadi holds a PhD in film studies from the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University.

Writer and director Djenar Maesa Ayu has established a reputation for her unflinching approach to the problems faced by women in modern Indonesian society. Dr Gaston Soehadi reviews her new film, Nay, which is screening in Melbourne as part of the 2016 Indonesian Film Festival.

2015 has been a stellar year for Indonesian cinema, with more than a dozen films competing at international festivals. Dr Gaston Soehadi writes that this success has been achieved in the almost complete absence of government support.