Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Set against the backdrop of a small market in Jakarta, director Garin Nugroho's intimate drama explores issues of family, faith, and romance during the Muslim holiday of Lebaran. As a young boy who works in a stall selling duck eggs rebels against his employers by crushing and staling the fragile delicacies, a mysterious and beautiful newcomer to the neighborhood captures his attentions as no other girl has ever managed to do. Later, as the taciturn girl sets out in search of her absent mother's prayer mat, the older men at the local mosque try in vain to educate their distracted young charges.
boy, egg, mosque, neighbor