( 2022, Indonesia, France, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Philippines, Qatar, 115')
In an Indonesian mountain village, newly-graduated Rakib in unsure about his future. The one thing he knows is he won’t keep farming corn as his despotic father wants. He finds a job as a housekeeper for a largely absent former military general, though one day, the general comes back to participate in local elections. He demands that Rakib plays his part in a propaganda TV film. Rakib will be put to the test under the general’s supervision.
Had a long career as a film critic before switching to filmmaking. His debut short, The Dog’s Lullaby (2015), earned the first prize at the 2016 XXI Short Film Festival. In 2018, his short The Malediction (2016) earned the Indonesian National Award for Best Short Film and received an honorary mention at the Singapore Film Festival.