Before, Now & Then


63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

The film follows different stages in the life of Nana, a gentle and beautiful woman who finds herself entangled in the political turmoil of 1960s Indonesia. Several years later, she escapes poverty through a second marriage to a wealthy Sundanese man. While past memories and the trauma of war continue to haunt her, she begins to question the patriarchal social dictates of her time alongside Ino, her new husband's mistress. In this subtle and emotionally nuanced film, female solidarity and friendship take center stage as Kamila Andini delivers a fascinating portrait of Indonesia’s political past, domestic life and gender dynamics.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Kamila Andini
Script: Kamila Andini, Ahda Imran
Cinematography: Batara Goempar
Editing: Akhmad Fesdi Anggoro
Sound: Trisno, Nakorn Kositpaisal, Suchada Supromin
Music: Ricky Lionnardi
Actors: Happy Salma, Laura Basuki, Arswendy Bening Swara, Ibnu Jamil, Rieke Diah Pitaloka, Chempa Puteri, Arawinda Kirana
Production: Fourcolours Films
Producers: Ifa Isfansyah, Gita Fara
Co-production: Titimangsa Foundation
Co-producers: Happy Salma
Costumes: Retno Ratih Damayanti
Production Design: Vida Sylvia
Executive producer: Jais Darga
Make Up: Eba Sheba
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Indonesia
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 103΄
Distribution in Greece: Cinobo
Contact: WIld Bunch International
Awards/Distinctions: Silver Berlin Bear for Best Supporting Performance (Laura Basuki) – Berlin IFF 2022, Jury Award – Brussels IFF 2022

Kamila Andini

Kamila Andini is a mother and filmmaker based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Concerns with social culture, gender equality, and environmental issues led to her passion to make films with a distinctive narrative perspective. Her debut feature film The Mirror Never Lies (2011) recounts the life of a sea nomad on the Pacific Ocean off Indonesia. Her second, The Seen and Unseen (2017), portrays a dualistic cinematic universe based on the Balinese philosophical concept of Sekala/Niskala. Both films have screened in over 50 film festivals around the world and received some 30 national and international awards, including the Grand Prix for Best Feature Film, and Berlinale Generation Kplus in 2018. She has also directed a number of short films. After Following Diana (2015), Memoria (2016), and Sekar (2019), her short Back Home (2019) formed part of the omnibus production Angel Sign (2019). Recently, she has expanded her directing work for the theater; her debut, based on her second feature The Seen and Unseen, was staged at the Esplanade Singapore 2018 and Asia Topa Melbourne in 2019. Her most recent theatrical production is the stage and virtual performance monologue Nusa Yang Hilang (2021). Her third feature, Yuni, (2021) won the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.


2012 The Mirror Never Lies
2017 The Seen and Unseen
2021 Yuni
2022 Before, Now & Then