Before, Now & Then (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
29 Aug 2022 (Mon)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
103 Minutes
Language
Indonesian / Chinese and English Subtitle
Director
Kamila Andini
Cast
Happy Salma, Laura Basuki, Arswendy Bening Swara
Synopsis
Following hot on the heels of her critical hit Yuni, writer-director Andini delivers this stately period drama, adapted from Ahda Imran’s novel Jais Darga Namaku. Set in 1960s Indonesia, a country ravaged by anti-communist genocide, Nana pines for her first husband, consumed by the conflict, even after building a comfortable new life with a wealthy older man. A prisoner to the patriarchy, Nana remains helpless to choose her own path, until she discovers friendship and inspiration in the most unlikely of places.

Following hot on the heels of her critical hit Yuni, writer-director Andini delivers this stately period drama, adapted from Ahda Imran’s novel Jais Darga Namaku. Set in 1960s Indonesia, a country ravaged by anti-communist genocide, Nana pines for her first husband, consumed by the conflict, even after building a comfortable new life with a wealthy older man. A prisoner to the patriarchy, Nana remains helpless to choose her own path, until she discovers friendship and inspiration in the most unlikely of places.

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