by Makbul Mubarak



A young man torn between loyalty and justice confronts the truth of his father figure that may destroy them both.


With his father in prison and his brother abroad for work, young Rakib works as the lone housekeeper in an empty mansion belonging to Purna, a retired general whose family Rakib’s clan have served for centuries in a rural Indonesian town.

After Purna returns home to start his mayoral election campaign, Rakib bonds with the older man, who becomes a close mentor and father figure, and finds his calling as Purna’s assistant in work and life. When Purna’s election poster is found vandalised one day, Rakib doesn’t hesitate to track down the culprit, kicking off an escalating chain of violence.


Indonesia, France, Singapore, Poland, Philippines, Germany and Qatar  2022  115 mn  2.35:1  5.1  Indonesian 1st Feature Film

Written and Directed by

Makbul Mubarak

Produced by

Yulia Evina Bhara


Louise Bellicaud, Claire Charles-Gervais, Jeremy Chua, Malgorzata Staroń, Armi Rae Cacanindin, Nicole Gerhards, Amerta Kusuma, Robin Moran, Pinkan Veronique, Arya Sweta, Ganesya


Kevin Ardilova (Rakib)

Arswendy Bening Swara (Purna)

Yusuf Mahardika (Agus)

Lukman Sardi (Soewita)


Photography Wojciech Staroń

Production Designer Sigit D. Pratama

Editor Carlo Francisco Manatad

Composer Bani Haykal

Bio- Filmo

Makbul MUBARAK is an Indonesian film critic-turned-filmmaker. A Berlinale Talents and Asian Film Academy alumni, his short films have been shown and awarded widely at festivals such as Thai Short Film & Video Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, and Festival Film Indonesia, the Academy Awards of Indonesia.

Autobiography is his debut feature.

Short films

2016 – The Dog’s Lullaby (16’)

2017 – Malediction (27’)

2018 – A Plastic Cup of Tea Before Her (15’)


La Biennale di Venezia- Orizzonti World Premiere – FIPRESCI AWARD

Toronto International Film Festival – Contemporary World Cinema

BFI London – Journey 


Busan International Film Festival – A Window on Asian Cinema

Rio International Film Festival


TokyoFilMex- GRAND PRIX 

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival- NETPAC AWARD

Asia Pacific Screen Awards – BEST SCREENPLAY

Stockholm Film Festival- BEST DEBUT FILM

Marrakech International Film Festival- BEST ACTOR

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Best of Fest

Film Fra Sor- New Voices Competition 

Around the World in 14 Films – Berlinale Spotlight WCF

GOA International Film Festival of India – Cinema of the World

Singapore International Film Festival- BEST FILM 

Jogja- Netpac Asian Film Festival- GOLDEN HANOMAN AWARD 

QCinema International Film Festival- BEST FILM & BEST DIRECTOR

Bastau International Film Festival – BEST ACTOR AWARD 

Hainan Island International Film Festival – BEST FILM – ASIAN NEW DIRECTOR

Across Asia Film Festival Italy

Kerala International Film Festival- World Cinema

Chennai International Film Festival


Santa Barbara International Film Festival- International Competition

Festival CinemaAsia – JURY SPECIAL MENTION

LuxFilm Fest – Official Competition

New Directors/ New Films at Lincoln Center

Bengaluru International Film Festival

Vilnius Film Festival- Panorama

Hong Kong International Film Festival- Young Cinema Competition 

Istanbul Film Festival- Young Masters Competition

Beijing International Film Festival – Asian Vision

Blue Mountain Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Shanghai International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Horizons 

New Zealand International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

Darwin International Film Festival

AUTOBIOGRAPHY is the Official INDONESIAN ENTRY for the Oscar®

Haifa International Film Festival

ScreenShot: Asian Film Festival