WEEK ONE SCREENING : LOVE FOR SALE (2018)

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Love For Sale is an Indonesian film which was directed by Andibachtiar Yusuf and released in 2018. The film explores a single man who is challenged by his friends to bring a partner to his friend’s wedding. He then searches for casual companionship for the wedding on a dating app ‘Love Incorporated’.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the live screening of the film and this made it quite hard to live tweet as I was not able to connect with other students whilst viewing the film the following day. One of the main observations I made whilst watching the film was the stereotyped gender roles prevalent between Richard and Arini’s companionship. In the film, it is shown that Richard takes care of his printing business whilst Arini stays at home cooking meals, cleaning and constantly checking up on Richard. One of the most standard stereotypes to how men are…

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