Before, Now & Then
The late 1960s, Indonesia. Nana cannot escape her past. Poverty-stricken, having lost her family to the war in West Java, she marries again and begins a new life. But the past lives on in her dreams. Her new husband is wealthy and Nana has been afforded some material comforts, but her place in the home is menial, and he is unfaithful. She suffers in silence until the day she meets, Ino, one of her husband’s mistresses and everything changes. Incongruously, Ino is someone she can trust, someone who offers her comfort and to whom she can confide her secrets, past and present. Together, the two women find the hope of new freedom.
Set against the backdrop of growing anti-Communist sentiments of 1960s Indonesia, Before, Now & Then focuses on the particular hardships that women are forced to endure in the face of political unrest and proves Andini to be one of the most promising Indonesian directors to emerge in recent years.
Director & Cast
- Director: Kamila Andini
- Starring: Happy Salma
- Starring: Laura Basuki
- Starring: Arswendy Bening Swara
- Starring: Ibnu Jamil