Another Side of Perfection

Bella, a high school girl with low self-esteem about her appearance, meets Kevin, a guy she met on a dating app. When Kevin sees Bella's face, he insults her for looking different from her heavily made-up and filtered profile picture. Bella and Kevin engage in an argument, and Kevin leaves her. Feeling ugly and yearning to be like her idol, Hilmira, Bella depletes her savings to visit the beauty clinic promoted by Hilmira. However, on her way to the clinic, she encounters Hilmira, who is actually physically impaired, teaching Bella the true meaning of perfection.

  • Della Rosa Salsabila
  • Sonandi Tri Wahyudi
  • Nethania Yolanda
  • Sarah Hamnah Fadhilah
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Another Side of Perfection
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 18, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    980 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Institut Kesenian Jakarta
Director Biography - Della Rosa Salsabila

Della Rosa Salsabila is an active film student at the Jakarta Institute of Arts with a keen interest in the art of directing. Her experiences in various production houses such as Shock Film, Ostrich Films, and Unlimited Production have helped her discover her true identity. To her, film is a complex form of art, and a director serves as the creator of the intricate universe within the film. This fascination with complexity is what drives her interest in becoming a director. Additionally, she has directed several short films, including "RAIN & A GLASS OF HOPE" (2022), "LAMELLA" (2023), and "PANOPTICON" (2023).

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Director Statement

In the film "Another Side of Perfection," the director aims to address issues related to teenagers, women, beauty standards, and insecurities triggered by the glorification of social media. The film intends to uncover the 'mask' behind social media, which only portrays perfection, leading teenagers to compare themselves with the presented images. The director hopes that the message of this film can be well-received by teenagers, that every perfection has an unseen side, and being obsessed with perfection will never lead to fulfillment.