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Indonesian Premiere

99 minutes | 2023 | Indonesia | Narrative | 🔊 Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese | English Sub. | 17+


Sara (35), a transwoman, has to return to her village to attend the funeral of her father. When arriving at the village she discovers that her mother is Severely traumatized by her father’s death, has no memory left of her and treats her like a complete stranger. She attempts to recover her mother’s memories but fails miserably. Sara then decides to create new memories for her mother by play-acting as her late father, the person she despises the most and the reason she escaped her family a long time ago.


TUE, 28 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 1 | 14:30

WED, 29 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 2 | 17:45


Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Ismail Basbeth

Ismail Basbeth

Born in Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia in 1985. He is a self-taught filmmaker, artist, writer and singer-songwriter, alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus in Germany and Asian Film Academy in South Korea where he won the BFC & SHOCS Scholarship Fund. Since 2005, he has worked in the film industry then he produced and directed various short and feature films which had been highlighted in prestigious national and
international film festivals. He is a producer, artist and co-founder of Bosan Berisik Lab, a non-profit foundation, an interdisciplinary laboratory that empowers young filmmakers, artists and writers to create creative and experimental works on various mediums. Ruang Basbeth Bercerita is his publishing company and also his personal room in exploring free-writing, narratives and storytelling in the context of social and cultural activities as an artist, filmmaker, writer and singer-songwriter.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Bosan Berisik Lab, Ruang Basbeth Bercerita, Visionari Capital

Producer Charlie Meliala, Lyza Anggraheni

Main Cast Asha Smara Darra, Christine Hakim, Mian Tiara, Jajang C. Noer

Screenplay Ismail BASBETH

Cinematographer Budi ‘Tobon’ Arifianto

Editor Ismail BASBETH

Notable Achievement

Busan International Film Festival 2023


Potret Mimpi Buruk (2022)

Keluarga Cemara 2 (2022)

The Carousel Never Stops Turning (2017)

The Crescent Moon (2015)

Another Trip To The Moon (2015)