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Director: Ravi L. Bharwani
Year: 2018
Duration: 112′
Language: VOSE
Genre: Drama

Eight years ago, a 14-year-old May was gang raped. Traumatized significantly by this incident, May withdraws completely from life. While May lives her life without connections, emotions, or words, her father, trapped by feelings of guilt leads a double life. With May, he is a gentle soul who sacrifices everything to provide comfort and protection for his daughter. But in the boxing ring, he is a boxer who fights to channel his rage. Father and daughter have lived this way for 8 years until a stranger, a magician, moves in next door and creates a small crack in May’s carefully erected protective wall. The film was presented at the Göteborg Film Festival 2019 and the Busan International Film Festival 2018.

Ravi L. Bharwani graduated from the Jakarta Institute of the Arts (IKJ) in 1990. After directing several commercials, documentaries, short movies and made-for-TV movies, he made his feature film “The Rainmaker” (2004) which premiered in Busan International Film Festival and won the best film in the Asia new talent awards in Shanghai, China. “Jermal” (2008), his second feature, was selected for screening in Busan, Rotterdam, Melbourne, Montreal, Vancouver, Edinburgh, Copenhagen and numerous other International film festivals and has received several awards.


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