What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love

At a high school for the visually impaired in Jakarta, Indonesia, the students are like any other teenagers: they attend classes, pursue artistic endeavors, and fall in love. The most privileged of the bunch, Diana, patiently awaits signs of womanhood and humors her mother’s attempts to mold her into the perfect girl. The beautiful Fitri has no shortage of male attention and enters into a passionate affair with, unbeknownst to her, a hearing-impaired punk rocker who is masquerading as a doctor. Meanwhile, Maya, blind since birth, aspires to be an actress and performer. Regardless of physical barriers, the students find ways to communicate and collaborate, enabling them to connect—with each other and to the outside world.


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  • ★★★½ review by onizuka83 on Letterboxd

    Love is blind, love is deaf, love is mute. Yet still, it makes you feel whole.

  • ★★★★ review by dayaszy on Letterboxd

    Incredible sweet movie. Arthouse karya anak negeri yang menyuguhkan kisah cinta dengan cara yang tak biasa. Good job Mouly Surya.

  • ★★★★ review by Thalia on Letterboxd

    Wait, what is this? This movie is such an eye-opener for what is love and for how much potential that Indonesian movies actually have.

    I love how some scene can conveyed so many feeling without any dialogue and even without any voice. Definitely not a movie for everyone, but yes it is a good movie for me.

    Lastly, "love at first sight" and "dari mata turun ke hati" are actually overrated. Love can comes from all senses we have, even more love can come from vogue emotion we have.

  • ★★★★ review by Zainal A on Letterboxd

    Touching and brilliantly envisioned story of a young, nearly blind teen's first love. Unique and special.

  • ★★★★ review by Томзки Уахю on Letterboxd

    baru ngeh klo ini di direct sama mouly surya yang kita tahu yang nge direct marlina juga

    film karyanya selalu mengangkat tentang wanita, dan humanis

    bagi kalian yang belom menonton nya

    silahkan di coba :)

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