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Indonesian Premiere

115 minutes | 2023 | Indonesia, Qatar | Experimental | 🔊 Indonesian, Javanese | English Sub. | 21+


Several professional actors and non-actor professionals portray a dynamic of human-nature relationship in one of the most active stratovolcano in the world, Mount Merapi. In the shadows of recent eruptions, these actors play a story that is written together with volcanologist, sand miner, and a mystic—people who have a close bond with the mountain, potentially illustrating fiction and nonfiction situations that could and would have happened in Merapi.


FRI, 1 DEC 2023 | XXI STUDIO 1 | 20:35

SAT, 2 DEC 2023 | XXI STUDIO 4 | 14:10

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Riar Rizaldi

Riar Rizaldi

Riar Rizaldi works as an artist and filmmaker. His works have been shown at various international film festivals (including Locarno, IFFR, FID Marseille, Viennale, BFI London, Cinema du Reel, Vancouver, etc) as well as Centre Pompidou Paris, NTT InterCommunication Center Tokyo, Whitney Biennial, Taipei Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Venice Architecture Biennale, Biennale Jogja, National Gallery of Indonesia, and other venues and institutions. In addition, solo exhibitions and focus program of his works had been held at Batalha Centro de Cinema, Porto and Centre de la photographie Genève amongst others.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company

New Pessimism Studio

Producer B.M. Anggana

Main Cast Rendra Bagus Pamungkas, Kidung Paramadita, Whani Darmawan, Puthut Juritno, Yulianto, Suparno

Screenplay People who live in foothill of Merapi mountain

Cinematographer Aditya Krisnawan

Editor Riar Rizaldi


Notable Achievement

New Asian Talent – Best Director | Shanghai Film Festival