Private Project


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 have 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, kicking off an escalating chain of violence.

  • Makbul Mubarak
  • Makbul Mubarak
  • Yulia Evina Bhara
  • Wojciech Staroń
  • Kevin Ardilova
    Key Cast
  • Arswendy Bening Swara
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 55 minutes
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Director Biography - Makbul Mubarak

Makbul MUBARAK is an Indonesian film critic-turned-filmmaker. A Berlinale Talents and Asian Film Academy alumni, his short films have been shown and awarded widely at festivals such as the Thai Short Film & Video Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, and Festival Film Indonesia, the Academy Awards of Indonesia. Autobiography is his debut feature.

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