The late 1960s. Nana cannot escape her past. Poverty-stricken, having lost her family to the war in West Java, she marries again and begins a…
Kamila Andini is a mother and filmmaker based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her passion for social culture, gender equality, and environmental issues lead to her passion to make films with a distinctive perspective of telling a story.
In 2011, she released her debut feature film The Mirror Never Lies, which portrays the life of the Bajo Tribe, the sea wanderers, in Indonesian ocean. In 2017, She released her second feature The Seen and Unseen; a cinematic universe of dualism based on Balinese philosophy Sekala Niskala. Both films had travelled through more than 50 film festivals around the world and received about 30 awards nationally and Internationally, including two APSA awards and the Grand Prix winner best feature film in Berlinale Generation kplus 2018.
Her short films, crafted to show her voice and vision in filmmaking, include Following Diana, Memoria, and Sekar, and her latest short film Back Home, which became part of omnibus for Japan based production Angel Sign. Recently, she has expanded her directing career into theatre. Her debut theatre work, the adaptation of The Seen and Unseen, was performed in Esplanade Singapore 2018 and Asia Topa Melbourne 2019. Her latest theatrical work is a monologue, stage and virtual performance, ‘Nusa Yang Hilang’.
Her third feature, Yuni had its World Premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, and won the Platform Prize. Yuni marked Kamila’s first APSA Best Director nomination.
Her fourth feature film Nana (Before, Now & Then) delicately unfolds the right and wrong of a woman’s life set in the 1960s. The film was selected for the Competition section in Berlinale 2022 and won Best Supporting Performance.
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