YUNI (TIFF2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

internal lives of young people in Indonesia is filmmaker Kamila Andini’s primary focus, but Yuni is as much a sensory, immersive portrait inviting us into the world of her characters as it is an exercise in pure storytelling. With Yuni’s signature passion for all things purple (so much so that she engages in minor theft), the her world – her ‘true’ world – is one filled with color and movement, particularly when hanging out with her friends, chatting about Instagram, cute teachers, sexuality and more serious things, like their school’s attempt to introduce virginity exams to verify the ‘purity’ of its women students.

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