Genre Drama | Format HD | Aspect Ratio 2.35 | Est Running Time 90 min | Budget 200.000 USD | Project Status In Development | Producer Ifa Isfansyah | Co-producer Debby Wage | Writer & Director Kamila Andini | Partner Attached Kedai Film
About The Film
YUNI is a sixteen-year-old teenage girl living in a small village surrounded by factories and beaches. One of the boys is YOGA, Yuni’s junior who likes to stare at her from afar. This is often a problem, such as when Yuni’s neighbor’s relative, IMAN, comes to the village and proposes to her. Yuni’parents decline the proposal because she’s too young. But an old belief says that it’s forbidden to say no three times.
One day Yuni visits her friend, and her friend’s uncle happens to be in the village. Not long after, UNCLE DODI proposes to her. It’s the second time Yuni and her parents reject a proposal. They want Yuni to continue her studies, but pressure keeps coming to them. Yuni’s grandmother, who lives with her, wants her to accept either of the proposals.
When Yuni has to hear gossip about her each day, she takes her estrangement out on poetry and Yoga. Yoga’s the only person who’s willing to do anything Yuni desires that comes from within her; anything she tells him to. They decide to have a sexual intercourse. The third time comes when Yuni’s Indonesian Language teacher, Mr. DAMAR, stands in front of the house to propose to her. Under the heavy rain on the day of the wedding and her birthday, Yuni weeps over her destiny.
Kamila Andini was born in Jakarta in 1986 and studied Sociology and Media Arts at Deakin University in Melbourne. In 2011, she released her debut feature-length film ‘The Mirror Never Lies’and travelled to more than 30 film festivals and won more than 15 awards on the festival circuit. Her second feature-length film, The Seen and Unseen was selected for the Cinéfondation at the Festival de Cannes and supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, Asia-Pacific Sreen Awards Fund and grant from the Doha Film Institute.