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An elderly grandfather seeks to finish his long-standing screenplay but struggles to find a suitable ending due to his advancing age and forgetfulness. He turns to his grandson Agung (17) for help, who reminds him of the phrase "Sangkan Paraning Dumadi," meaning "Where humans come from and where they will return to." This prompts the grandfather to finish his screenplay, depicting a yellow flag, Tahlilan, the grave, a living room, and an unknown place. The visual elements transport them to that place, where the grandfather sheds tears of closure. Although Agung asks if he has let go of his loss, the grandfather remains silent. He finishes the screenplay and visits the cemetery, placing flowers on the grave.

  • Laurent Sindhu
  • Laurent Sindhu
  • Jade Putih Bening
  • Laurent Sindhu
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 17, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
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    FHD, 24 fps, Stereo
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    Black & White
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Jakarta Institute of Arts
Distribution Information
  • Kelvin Lolinhandary
    Country: Indonesia
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Laurent Sindhu

Laurent Sindhu is an undergraduate film student at the Jakarta Institute of Arts, currently based in Tangerang Selatan. Despite his young age, he has already directed several films, including Pungkasan (2023), Surya Gemilang (2022), and Nyanyian Bisu (2023), both for his assignments and personal projects. He is also familiar with theatre, having already co-directed a theatre production with Teater Pagupon UI. He is currently working as an intern Assistant Director at Visinema Studios. With a focus on human-centric films that delve deep into the complexities of the human experience, Laurent brings a unique perspective to his work. He is deeply passionate about storytelling and approaches each project with an unwavering dedication to his craft.

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Director Statement

Pungkasan explores the complexities of grief and the search for closure in the face of mortality. I wanted to convey a sense of introspection and emotional depth in the story. The elderly grandfather's struggle to finish his screenplay symbolizes the struggle to come to terms with loss and the passage of time. The film speaks to the universal human experience of coming to terms with the inevitable end of life and the loss of loved ones. We all have experienced loss in some way or another, and we all have struggled to find closure in the face of that loss. Whether it is the death of a parent, a friend, or a partner, grief is a difficult and complex emotion to navigate. I hope this story serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment with our loved ones.