Ning is a house wife stuck in a dull rut with a dull husband. She takes on a new job and is on her first day offered to make a delivery to a remote village. Longing to get out on the roads and breath the fresh air of the mountains, she willingly embarks on the journey. Ning is accompanied by a driver, Mur. At first Mur is introverted and quiet, but lightens up as time passes. During their drive, Ning learns that life’s road can be as winding as the snakey roads in the mountains on which she must venture.
With scenic imagery and a simple yet compelling visual style, the film explores people’s yearning for genuine connections with others. The film has been described as “a road-trip slow-burning romantic drama” and has been compared visually to the works of the Dardenne brothers. As Indonesian films are becoming increasingly abundant outside their homeland, Yosep Anggi Noen’s feature film debut contributes to their growing success. [Synopsis courtesy of Stockholm Film Festival]