These girls cannot be locked in.
11pm curfews were made to be broken, and Sarah, Vina and Anisa find the outside world far more tempting than a good night’s rest.
They oil the gates at the Islamic boarding school, sneak out, get changed and dolled up.
They play out their fantasies for those brief hours.
Chugging down a beer, smoking a cigarette, bitching about others, waiting, waiting, waiting.
It’s a few brief hours in self-discovery.
They were ready for life, whether or not it was ready for them or not.
‘Lewat Sepertiga Malam’ is part of our Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival channel on Viddsee