Private Project

A punk Daydream

EN - Indonesia, the country I shed my blood to defend. Left to fend for themselves on the fringes of a society and family that have stigmatized them, Jakarta’s young punks speak up. The conflict of teen punk Eka with his parents is driven by an intense quest for individual freedom. Meanwhile, not so far away, at one with the land and embracing similar ideals are the local traditional tribes, who have found freedom in perfect tune with nature, but struggle to maintain their identity.

  • Jimmy Hendrickx
    Director
    Semalu
  • Jimmy Hendrickx
    Writer
    Semalu
  • Kristian Van der Heyden
    Writer
    Belching 37
  • Kristian Van der Heyden
    Producer
    Wild Oats
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Lamunan oi!
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Essay, docufiction
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Belgium
  • Country of Filming:
    Indonesia
  • Language:
    Indonesian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Rotterdam International Film Festsival
    Rotterdam
    Netherlands
    January 28, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection Sound/Vision
  • Hot Docs Canada
    Toronto
    Canada
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • BAFICI
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
  • One World Humanitarian Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    March 7, 2019
    Czech Republic Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Jecheon Film & Music festival
    Jecheon
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    August 14, 2019
    Asian Premiere
    Jury Special Mention
  • Warsaw Film Festival
  • Helsinki Docpoint
    Helsinki
    Finland
    January 31, 2020
    Finland
  • Tallin Docpoint
    Tallin
    Estonia
    February 1, 2020
    Estonia
  • Firenze Film Festival
    Firenze
    Italy
    September 25, 2020
    Italian Premiere
    Best Foreign Documentary
Distribution Information
  • CANVAS
    Country: Belgium
    Rights: Free TV
Director Biography - Jimmy Hendrickx

He taught film Studies and Mixed Media workshops at the Ghent Academy of Fine arts while being a guest lecturer at local university colleges in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
His short film SEMALU at an abandoned construction site with local kids in Malaysia, won several awards. In 2012 he landed in Indonesia and developed his ambitious project A punk Daydream, gaining the following of thousands of local punks online.

As a subject, Jimmy reflects on themes such as ecology, culture and politics, often through the eyes of youth and the oppressed. This is expressed in colorful portraits and stories of human characters.

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Director Statement

The punks and the tribes have a lot in common, not only practically, as a source of inspiration for tattoos, but also as a way of life. To us, they are predermined to have a spiritual connection.

Stories of personal drama (broken homes) are intertwined with poetic sequences of landscapes and people. As a fusion between documentary, video art and photography, we want to tell an actual but universal story through audiovisual spectacle. Stylised, and driven by punk and traditional music we take the audience on a magical journey that gives a taste of a dark, apocalyptic future that hints a rethinking of societal structure in order to save humanity.

Work-in-progress screenings: Edinburgh Film Festival 2018, Montreal Nouveau Cinema 2018
FINAL VERSION: Jan 1s 2019 (66 minuts)
Director`s cut: March 1st 2019 (65 minuts)
World Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival 2019