The Mirror Never Lies (Laut bercermin)
Atiqah Hasiholan, Reza Rahadian, Gita Novalista, Eko / Fiction / Indonesian, Bajonese
This lyrical debut feature by Kamila Andini combines a strong environmentalist message with a timeless coming-of-age story. The story is set on a small island inhabited by members of the Bajo tribe, a nomadic fishing community of the Wakatobi Islands. After her father is lost at sea, twelve-year-old Pakis keeps treasuring the mirror he gave her, hoping that (according to Bajo belief) he will return and appear reflected in it. Then a young man comes into her life, threatening conflict between Pakis and her mother.
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