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Before, Now & Then Nana

  Kamila Andini

  Indonesia     103 minutes


In 1960s Indonesia, middle-aged Nana finds herself in an untenable situation. Wrestling with trauma over having lost her family to war in West Java, she has embarked on a new chapter with a wealthy second husband, but their unsatisfying union has left her feeling alone and adrift. She ultimately finds connection in the most unexpected of places, developing a close bond with her husband’s mistress. Together, the pair set out to discover a new sort of freedom and intimacy beyond the confines of a smothering patriarchal society. Star Happy Salma is a revelation as Nana, a dignified woman concealing her pain and frustration behind a mask of calm serenity. With a memorable score, distinctive camerawork, and expressive color palette Kamila Andini’s film has earned comparisons to Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love, but the feminist period drama has a dreamy, rapturous quality all its own.

 Indonesian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin only.


Film Credits

  •   Suma Adiwinata, Gita Fara, Ifa Isfansyah
  •   Kamila Andini
  •   Ahmad Fesdi Anggoro
  •   Batara Goempar
  •   Happy Salma, Laura Basuki
  •   Fourcoulours Films, Titimangsa Foundation
  •   https://filmmovement.com/before-now-then


International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Family Foundation