Bavner Donaldo




Jakarta, Indonesia


Bavner Donaldo was born and lived in Jakarta, Indonesia. His interest in film started since he was a little kid, when his parents often took him to the cinema and introduced him to Disney’s cartoon. In 2003, he began to following film industry on a regular basis.

He has started to write about film since 2007 through a blog, and stopped. Then in 2010, he making a new site called Cinejour. In 2012, he founded and became Editor in Chief for Milestone, a digital magazine for young entrepreneurs, where he also actively writing for the film section. Since 2014, he started again to write regularly in Cinejour.

He like every genre, but more focus in award-winning movies, arthouse, musical and festival. He is currently living in Jakarta and will continue to explore the films.

Favourite Films
The Godfather Trilogy, The Sound of Music, Cinema Paradiso, 3 Women, Life is Beautiful [La vita e bella], Singin’ in the Rain, The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, Schindler’s List, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Victor/Victoria, Gosford Park, Days of Heaven

Favourite Director
Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Mallick, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Park Chan-Wook, Ang Lee, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen

Favourite Actor
Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Katharine Hepburn, Maggie Smith, Deborah Kerr, Julie Andrews, Song Hye-Kyo, Han Hyo-Joo, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks

Favourite Film Composer
John Williams, Ennio Morricone, John Barry, Alexandre Desplat, Alan Menken, Michael Giacchino and Hans Zimmer

Twitter Page

Facebook: Cinejour
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