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You and I

Kaminah and Kusdalini, now both in their 70s, met in prison in 1965; they have been together ever since. A portrait of friendship, love and ageing.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Presented by CinemAsia Film Festival

You and I

Kusdalini and Kaminah by no means met under ideal circumstances. The year was 1965, Indonesian communists were trying to seize power, but failed miserably. What followed were endless purges. Kusdalini and Kaminah were both members of a communist youth organisation, and they too ended up in jail, sharing a cell. Since then, the two women have always stayed together. Now both are in their 70s and live in Surakarta in central Java, where they make a simple living selling the rice crackers they make themselves. Kusdalini's health leaves much to be desired, but fortunately Kaminah is always there for her.

Director Fanny Chotimah portrays the beauty of unconditional friendship and love in this beautiful documentary, it is her directorial debut. That with age comes defects, does not detract from the fact that there is also much beauty in growing older.