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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.

Official Trailer


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

Yudho Aditya was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and relocated to the United States when he was 9 to pursue his studies. He is currently an MFA in directing candidate at Columbia University in New York. In the summer of 2015 he left New York and spent 5 months in rural Indonesia to do research for the script that ultimately became Pria and another 3 months for its pre-production and principal photography. His other work includes the comedic short, Pipe Dream, which has screened in over 30 film festivals and is currently being developed as a web series by Warner Brothers Television.


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

Janet Leigh Theatre, Stockton

Director: Yudho Aditya
Producer: Valerie Martinez
Writers: Barbara Cigarroa, Yudho Aditya, Dea Kulumbegashvili
Cinematographer: Una Lee
Editors: Yudho Aditya, Jessica Yeh

Permission: babibutafilm



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