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Yuni

Directed by Kamila Andini
2021
Indonesia
95 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A teenage girl’s ambitions in an austere Indonesian community poetically explored by Kamila Andini (The Seen and Unseen, SFF 2018). Winner of Toronto’s Platform Award.
Yuni (Arawinda Kirana) is the smartest in her school and aspires to go to university. But her high school is becoming increasingly puritanical, insisting on mandatory virginity tests for girls and a ban on music. Yuni’s hopes are further dampened by two marriage proposals from older men she barely knows. Her grandmother urges her to accept this “blessing”, for it is said that a woman who rejects three suitors is destined to never marry. In the face of this societal pressure, Yuni must also negotiate her crush on a teacher and the affections of shy schoolmate Yoga, a budding poet. A sensitive portrait of a vibrant, unforgettable character from rising-star Andini, a distinctive and essential voice in international cinema.
How Yuni tries to discover what she wants and how she can achieve it becomes the basis of a touching, sharp-eyed tale that unfolds with a real generosity of spirit.
Allan Hunter, Screen International
The third feature directed solo by Kamila Andini tackles topics that need to be discussed and further enhances her standing as a vital and intelligent voice.
Richard Kuipers, Variety

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Thu 16 Jun
6pm
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 3
Past Event Cancel
Sat 18 Jun
4:15pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Features
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Indonesia, Singapore, France, Australia
Language
In Indonesian with English subtitles
Director
Kamila Andini
Producer
Ifa Isfansyah
Cast
Arawinda Kirana, Kevin Ardilova, Dimas Aditya
Screenwriter
Kamila Andini, Prima Rusdi
Cinematographer
Teoh Gay Hian
Editor
Lee Chatametikool
Genre
Women Directors, South East Asia, Gender & Sexuality, Festival Award Winners, Focus on Women, Asia, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Cercamon
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