A Punk Daydream


TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Thu, Apr 25, 2019 8:15 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 8 Fri, Apr 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Belgium
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Ecology & the Environment
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Southeast Asia
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jimmy Hendrickx
Producer(s):Kristian Van der Heyden
Executive Producer(s):Kristian Van der Heyden
Joshua Bishop
Mitchel Speers
Stefan Pokorny
Jimmy Hendrickx
Jacky Buchman
Editor(s):Jimmy Hendrickx
David Verdurme
Febe Simoens
Writer(s):Kristian Van der Heyden
Jimmy Hendrickx
Cinematography:Jimmy Hendrickx
Composer:Dijf Sanders
Paul Chambers
Teguh Permana
Sound:Theophile Moussouni
Rinus Dewilde
Henry Gillet


In the '80s, under Suharto's regime, tattooed people in Indonesia were identified as criminals and targeted by death squads. Today, the young punks of Jakarta are shunned by their families and left to fend for themselves on the fringes of society. Drifting through polluted and poverty-stricken urban landscapes, Eka and his teenage friends have a sombre view of their country's future. They feel closer to the environmentalist and anti-militarist ideals of the local Indigenous tribes, who struggle to maintain their traditional way of life as they lose forestland to capitalist interests. Despised by his stepfather, an army colonel, Eka craves a home and a family, but can only stage fantasy reunions on camera. In this dreamy, gorgeously shot hybrid film, Jimmy Hendrickx (a homonym promising talent and loud music!) draws from documentary, photography and performance to give a voice to the most marginalized members of Indonesian society. Charlotte Selb

World Showcase program sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

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