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Leaf On A Pillow

Daun di Atas Bantal

83 minutes | 1998 | Indonesia | Narrative | 🔊  Indonesian | English Sub. | 17+


The film follows three street children, Sugeng, Heru, and Kancil (played by themselves), in their day-to-day lives in Yogyakarta. Although they live in poverty, are from broken homes, and must do anything to survive, they aspire to rise above poverty and hope to receive an education. They are supported by Asih (Christine Hakim), a saleswoman who lets them stay in her workshop; the children fight over Asih’s leaf pillow. The children’s lives do not go smoothly. Kancil is decapitated while playing on top of a train. Heru falls victim to an insurance scam, where he is given false identification papers and then killed to collect the premium.


TUE, 28 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 3 | 17:15

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Garin Nugroho

Garin Nugroho

Garin Nugroho is considered to be the pioneer of a new generation of the 1990s. His films have been circulating through various festivals, such as Cannes, Venice, and Berlin while winning numerous awards. Not only films, he also works in advertising, music videos, theater, and art installation, and writes for newspapers and books while also organizing JAFF (Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival) where he is a co-founder. He also teaches at universities both in Indonesia and abroad.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Christine Hakim Film

Producer Christine Hakim

Main Cast  Christine Hakim, Sugeng, Heru, Kancil, Kabri Wali, Deni Christanta, Sarah Azhari, Julie Estelle

Screenplay Garin Nugroho, Armantono

Cinematographer Nurhidayat

Editor Sentot Sahid

Notable Achievement

Cannes Film Festival 1998

Best Actress | Asia-Pacific Film Festival 1998

Best Film | Asia-Pacific Film Festival 1998

Special Jury Prize | Tokyo International Film Festival 1998

Singapore International Film Festival 1999



Puisi Cinta yang Membunuh (2022)

Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (2018)

Opera Jawa (2006)

Cinta dalam Sepotong Roti (1991)


Christine Hakim Film