Yongky’s First Heartbeats
16 minutes | 2023 | Indonesia | Narrative | 🔊 Indonesian | English Sub. | Age Rating
Yongky, a 10-year-old of Chinese-Indonesian heritage, lives a pampered yet emotionally deprived life. His father, Santoso, a 42-year-old doctor with deep military connections, is distant and authoritarian. Yongky’s disruptive behavior has alienated his friends and driven away numerous caregivers, except for Sri, a 38-year-old Javanese woman with a love-hate relationship with Yongky.
As the Soeharto military regime falls and the May 1998 riots impact the Chinese community, Santoso’s perspective on his ethnic identity crisis evolves, resulting in his dismissal of Sri. Yongky feels guilty, but during their farewell moment, a warm connection is formed. It’s in this emotional bond that Yongky finally hears his own heartbeat for the first time, signifying a newfound emotional awareness and self-connection.
MON, 27 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 5 | 12:30
Cast & Crew
Kru & Pemain
Production Company Sinema5, Talamedia, HoreBesokLibur, SerojaFilm
Producer Rayner Wijaya , Annisa Adjam, Jennifer Octivana, Mandy Marahimin
Main Cast Cello Sindartahak
Screenplay Giovanni Rustanto , Ernest Lesmana , Harashta
Cinematographer Riani Singgih
Editor Andrew Kose
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