What a surreal journey of contradictions…
Two young fathers meet: One is blessed with good news, the other is on the run.
Nazarudin is a hearse driver who’s rushing home to his newborn child. He meets an uneducated father who has to flee because he’s caught stealing a book for his son.
They end up in a trip across the country, forced to face the irony of fatherhood, life and death in the hearse van.
There’s tragedy, joy and unexpected revelations.
It changes their lives forever.
‘The Good News’ has travelled to many film festivals: it was declared the National Winner at the Kodak Student Film Competition, a finalist at KONFIDEN in Indonesia, and was nominated for the Hannover International Film Festival and the Apchat International Film Festival in France.
It was featured at the International Peace College Film Festival in South Korea and received a special screening at Poitiers-France, 32nd Rencontres Henri Langlois, Festival International des Ecole de Cinema, the Indo Art Festival Singapore and the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.