Before, Now & Then
Beautiful drama with formidable acting by Indonesia's perhaps greatest filmmaker; Kamila Andini.
BEFORE, NOW & THEN is a strikingly beautiful film with wonderfully subtle acting, by Indonesia's perhaps greatest filmmaker; Kamilla Andini. Indonesia's motley modern history rests like a light but impenetrable cloud over Nana's (Happy Salma) life. She lives a prosperous life with her three children and her elderly and rich husband in the far west of Java in Indonesia in the mid-60s.
On the surface, everything is apparently in order, but Nana lived another life with another family before, and in the beginning of the film we see that she escapes through the jungle, chased by General Suharto's men approximately ten years earlier. As her new life is torn apart through her husband's cool approach and poorly hidden infidelity, she develops a surprising, but warm friendship with his mistress (Laura Basuki). The relationship between them is probably the most fascinating and touching you can see in cinemas this year, and Basuki deservedly won the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Supporting Performance at this year's edition of Berlin International Film Festival.
14. NOV – Intro, The Indonesian Embassy
The screening of BEFORE, NOW & THEN at 21.10 in Vika 1 is introduced by a Representative of the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo
The screenings of BEFORE, NOW & THEN are done in collaboration with the Indonesian embassy in Oslo.
Kamila Andini (b. 1986) is an award-winning Indonesian filmmaker who has quickly established herself as a strong voice in her home country's film industry. At last year's Film from the South festival, all her feature films were shown, including Yuni, which had its world premiere to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2021.
This film is part of
Original title Nana
Director Kamila Andini
Screenplay Kamila Andini, Ahda Imran
Cinematography Batara Goempar
Producer Suma Adiwinata, Gita Fara, Ifa Isfansyah
Cast Happy Salma, Laura Basuki, Arswendy Bening Swara, Ibnu Jamil
Production Company Fourcoulours Films, Titimangsa Foundation
Runtime 1h 43m
Age limit 15
This film is in competition for the Audience Award.