Selamat Pagi, Malam [Indonesian Movie Review]

[ Drama ] Selamat Pagi, Malam (In the Absence of the Sun) gives the satirical views of the lives in the capital Jakarta with all of its issues that become more intricate as days pass. Three separate women take a one night journey that will change how they perceive the city once and for all.   …

27 Steps of May [Indonesian Movie Review]

[ Dark, Drama ] 27 Steps of May tells the story of May who has to live with her trauma after being sexually abused eight years ago. May who chooses to isolate herself within the silence of her space and her self-blaming father soon rediscover reassurance between a hole that connects her room and a…

Tiga Hari untuk Selamanya [Indonesian Movie Review]

[ Drama ] Tiga Hari untuk Selamanya (Three Days to Forever) follows the road trip of two cousins from Jakarta to a family wedding in Yogyakarta. As the journey begins, they decide to take a detour and enjoy attractions along the road while striking each other with various topics that eventually lead them to learning…

Fiksi. [Indonesian Movie Review]

[ Dark, Drama ] Fiksi. (=Fiction.) presents a story of a woman who falls in love with an aspiring novelist and his distinct stories of his apartment residents. The woman’s chilling nature slowly becomes visible as she tries to contribute to the man’s made up stories.   Read the full review

Tilik [Indonesian Short Movie Review]

[ Comedy, Drama ] Tilik (=to pay a visit) is a one-shot dialogue-driven story that rotates around the group of women who take a ride on a truck to visit their sick village chief. The situation heats up once the bickering over the most beautiful single woman from their village escalates into a tiny-scale war.  …

Emma’ (Athirah) [Indonesian Movie Review]

[ Drama, Romance ] Athirah follows the story of a mother of three children who betrayed by her husband after she finds out he marries another woman from the outside of the island. Meanwhile, Ucu, the oldest child, must endure the tainted side of the man he has been respected and feel obliged to console…

Love for Sale [Indonesian Movie Review]

[ Dark, Romance ] Love for Sale follows the mundane life of Richard, a single man in his 40’s, who gets challenged by his friends to invite his partner to the friend’s wedding. Little do they know, the woman Richard brings is the one he hires from a dubious app, and little does Richard know, he…

Tabula Rasa [Indonesian Movie Review]

[ Drama ] Tabula Rasa tells the encounter of a man from east Indonesia and a group of western Indonesian that runs a small Padang restaurant. The man embarks on his new journey there after he fails to follow his dream as a soccer player.   Read the full review