Indonesian Feminist Story of Two Ladies ‘Earlier than, Now & Then’ Trailer
by Alex Billington
August 4, 2023
“Why is it that guilt at all times follows girls?” Movie Motion has unveiled their official US trailer for the acclaimed indie movie from Indonesia titled Earlier than, Now & Then, made by Indonesian filmmaker Kamila Andini. This primary premiered on the 2022 Berlin Movie Pageant final yr, and it additionally performed on the Vancouver, Busan, and Philadelphia Movie Fests. The story follows Raden Nana Suhani, as performed by Comfortable Salma, a Sundanese girl within the Sixties, who misplaced a father & son to the conflict in West Java. She remarried as a second spouse to a Sundanese man to start out a brand new life with a person who was wealthy however at all times regarded down on her. Nana suffers in silence… Till sooner or later, she turned pals with one among her husband’s mistresses and all the pieces adjustments. Collectively, these two girls search hope for independence. Framed by elegant cinematography and a lush rating, Earlier than, Now & Then is a lyrical, transporting character examine within the lineage of Wong Kar-wai and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, that is “wreathed in poetic melancholy and by no means lower than stunning.” The solid contains Laura Basuki, Arswendy Bening Swara, Ibnu Jamil. This seems actually stunning – see under.
This is the official US trailer (+ poster) for Kamila Andini’s Earlier than, Now & Then, direct from YouTube:
Set amid the political violence of late-Sixties Indonesia, Kamila Andini’s intoxicating movie Earlier than, Now & Then follows Nana, the attractive spouse of a rich plantation proprietor whose interior life stays together with her deceased first husband, murdered within the civil conflict a decade prior. A survivor, Nana values her security and materials comforts, however carries out a haunted existence, dreaming of her misplaced love. Pressured to confront her husband’s blatant infidelity, Nana makes an uncommon connection together with his youthful mistress, Ino. The 2 girls, sharing their secrets and techniques and needs, uncover a newfound freedom and intimacy withheld from them each by the strictures of patriarchal society. Earlier than, Now & Then, initially referred to as Nana, is directed by Indonesian filmmaker Kamila Andini, of the movies The Mirror By no means Lies, The Seen & Unseen, Angel Signal, and Yuni beforehand. The screenplay is by Kamila Andini & Ahda Imran, tailored from Imran’s novel. Produced by Suma Adiwinata, Gita Fara, and Ifa Isfansyah. Movie Motion will debut Andini’s Earlier than, Now & Then in choose US theaters beginning August twenty fifth, 2023 arising. For more information, go to their official web site.