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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023


Makbul Mubarak

Indonesia, France, Singapore, Poland, The Philippines, Germany, Qatar

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Director's Biography

Makbul Mubarak is an Indonesian film critic-turned-filmmaker. A Berlinale Talents and Asian Film Academy alum, his short films have been shown and won awards at festivals worldwide, among them the Thai Short Film and Video Festival, the Singapore International Film Festival, and the Indonesian Film Festival, which hands out the Citra Awards. Autobiography (2022) is his debut feature-length film.

Tue 15 / 11h00 / Salle des Ministres
Wed 16 / 15h00 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

With his father in prison and his brother abroad for work, young Rakib works as the lone housekeeper in an empty mansion belonging to Purna, a retired general whose family Rakib’s clan has served for centuries in a rural Indonesian town. After Purna returns home to start his mayoral election campaign, Rakib bonds with the older man—who becomes a close mentor and father figure— and finds his calling as Purna’s assistant in work and life. When Purna’s election poster is found vandalised one day, Rakib doesn’t hesitate to track down the culprit, thereby kicking off an escalating chain of violence.

Director: Makbul Mubarak
Producer: Yulia Evina Bhara
Screenwriter: Makbul Mubarak
Cinematographer: Wojciech Staroń
Production Designer: Sigit D. Pratama
Editor : Carlo Francisco Manatad
Sound: L.H. Aim Adinegara, Waldir Xavier, Rémi Crouzet, Jean-Guy Veran, Hadrianus Eko
Music : Bani Haykal

Kevin Ardilova, Arswendy Bening Swara, Haru Sandra, Rukman Rosadi, Yusuf Mahardika

Production Company : KawanKawan Media
International Sales: Alpha Violet


Indonesia, France, Singapore, Poland, The Philippines, Germany, Qatar