To You, For Another Years

Jakarta, 2019. DIKA (21) a young photographer, mourning for his mother’s death, received a
phonecall from an event organizer asking him to participate in an event but Dika rejects it. He goes to
his room looking at a photograph of his mother, but as sadness boils over, he yells. FATHER (45) goes
after Dika to console him. Dika then explains that his mother’s death is a result of her abandoning him.
Dika goes out of his room as FATHER following him. FATHER then stands next to Dika as he explais
his disappointments towards his mother but as Father gives further reasoning, Dika feels a profound

sense of anger and locks himself. Father then proceed to justify mother’s action by taking Dika into
mother’s workroom. Inside, Dika sees many photographs of destroyed environments and a photograph
of him with his mother’s message to protect the earth so he can capture the beauty of nature. As he
conceives his mother’s message, Dika decides to participate in the festival.

  • Gulam Argobrahm
  • Daffa Rifki Ananta
  • Fadel Mohammad
  • Andika Bagus Maulana
    Key Cast
  • Johannes De Britto
    Key Cast
    On The Lightness of Being, Ruwatan
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cahaya Selamanya
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    596 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Institut Kesenian Jakarta+
Director Biography - Gulam Argobrahm

Gulam Argobrahmana is an Indonesian film director based in Jakarta, Indonesia. His curiosity to
do directing techniques and his fondness for moving image sequences were channeled through his
education at the Jakarta Art Institute, Faculty of Film and Television. Brahm's previous works were
only based on a number of films of different genres until To You For Another Years, it was his third
time to direct and make a Drama film.

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Director Statement

Through the film To You, For Another Years. Me as The director wants to convey how important
parental love is, even though every parent has their own way of conveying that they love their child.
This film will also be presented through the point of view of a teenager who is about to enter adulthood,
who also has a vulnerability within him, internal factors caused by the departure of his mother and
hatred of his father which is supported by external factors as job demands. Also Dika's point of view
which triggers the conflict inside him will be proven by the figure of the father, where Dika's point of
view towards mother and father is the wrong point of view. And because of an explanation from a father
figure, Dika was finally able to let go of hate and let his mother go.