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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Directed by Yudho Aditya

Shorts Competition, Programmers' Picks / Indonesia, USA / 2017 / 21 mins / Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles / Color / 1.85:1, D-Cinema

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WTF: Watch These Films

Downtown Independent
May 3, 2017 9:30 pm


In a time of great expectation and pressure stemming from the traditions of his upbringing, Aris—a gay Muslim teenager living in rural Indonesia—finds himself increasingly drawn to his well-traveled English teacher despite his upcoming marital ceremony to a woman he harbors no romantic feelings for. With his whole life planned out for him by his parents, Aris struggles with the conflicting notions of tradition, duty, and his own personal idea of happiness.

Director's Bio

Yudho Aditya is currently pursuing an MFA in directing at Columbia University in New York. In the summer of 2015 he left New York and spent 5 months in rural Indonesia to do research for the script that ultimately became “Pria” and another 3 months for its pre-production and principal photography. His other works include “Pipe Dream,” “Lilies” and “Midnights with Adam,” which all have screened at LAAPFF.


Producers: Valerie Martinez, Meiske Taurisia
Line Producer: Shirley Tamara
Director: Yudho Aditya
Assistant Director: Tumpal Tampubolon
Writers: Yudho Aditya, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Barbara Cigarroa
Cinematographer: Eun-Ah Lee
Production Designer: Dita Gambiro
Sound Designer: Julian Evans
Composers: Zeke Khaseli, Yudhi Arfani
Editors: Yudho Aditya, Jessica Yeh
Cast: Chicco Kurniawan, Karlina Inawati, Jacob McCarthy, Otig Pakis, Gladhys Syahutari

Plays in

  1. WTF: Watch These Films

    Shorts Programs / 111 mins
    These films all differ in themes, but they are here because they make you want to say “WTF” after watching. Not because they are bad, but because you may be shocked, angry or too emotional after viewing. — Ariel Du

    In This Program: Pria, Divine XY, One Eightieth of Zhang Tianyi, Coin Boy, F**ked Up, Sleeping with the Devil

Dates & Times

Plays In:
WTF: Watch These Films

Downtown Independent
May 3, 2017 9:30 pm