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Directed by Yudho Aditya
22 minutes
Indonesia, USA. 2017. In Indonesian and English with English subtitles.
Starring Chicco Kurniawan, Jacob McCarthy, Gladhys Syahutari, Karlina Inawati, Otig Pakis

In a time of great expectation and pressure stemming from the traditions of his upbringing, Aris-a gay Muslim teenager living in rural Indonesia-finds himself increasingly drawn to his well-traveled English teacher despite his upcoming marital preparations to a woman he harbors no romantic feelings for. With his whole life planned out for him by his overprotective mother, Aris struggles with the conflicting notions of tradition, duty and his own personal idea of happiness.
– Center for Asian American Media

Screening as part of Shorts Program 2017.

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Select Festivals

- 2017 Best Short Film - East Village Queer Film Festival
- 2017 Golden Reel Award for Best Narrative Short - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
- 2017 Best School Short - Ariano Film Festival
- 2017 CAAMFest San Francisco

About the Film's Director

Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Terence makes films, installations, performancesand music. His first feature film "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty" was selected in particular at Sundance and Rotterdam in 2012. The film allowed Terence to be recognized as one of the 25 new faces of independent film by Filmmaker magazine. His short film "Univitellin" held its world premiere at Rotterdam in 2016.


Sat., Dec. 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Valley Premiere

Janet Leigh Theatre, Stockton

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Director: Yudho Aditya
Producer: Valerie Martinez
Cinematographer: Una Lee
Editors: Yudho Aditya, Jessica Yeh


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