Netflix Indonesia has announced the global stream of dystopian drama A World Without starting Oct. 14.
Directed by Nia Dinata (Arisan!, Berbagi Suami), who co-wrote the script with director/writer Lucky Kuswandi — director of Netflix’s Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens and Selamat Pagi, Malam, among others — this will be the second Indonesian film jointly-produced by the streamer and local production house after romantic comedy A Perfect Fit, which had a global premiere in mid-July.
A World Without revolves around The Light, an organization that promises young people the lives they have always dreamed of by training them to become the best version of themselves.
The Light was founded by a charismatic and enigmatic husband-and-wife team, Sofia Khan (Ayushita) and Ali Khan (Chicco Jerikho).
Promising mystery and suspense, the story follows three young women with different personalities: the soft-hearted Salina (Amanda Rawles), who wants to be a filmmaker; Ulfa (Maizura), who dreams to be a good wife and mother; and the hot-headed rebel Tara (Asmara Abigail). The story follows their journey to find the power within themselves as they begin to discover that The Light may be darker than it seems.
Other Indonesian actors, including Jerome Kurnia, Richard Kyle, and singer Dira Sugandi will also make appearances in the film.
Nia Dinata said that A World Without was made with female empowerment in mind, which goes beyond what is shown on the screen.
“We are voicing the authenticity of women’s perspective by having major involvement of female crew, from cinematographer, producer, editor, assistant director, to costume and art. So the powerful female empowerment message doesn’t stop in front of the camera but goes on behind it as well,” Nia said in a statement.
“By teaming up with Netflix, we hope the universal message of A World Without can also reach out and relate to people across the globe.”
You can find out more about The Light on the website made for the film. Also check out the teaser below for the first glimpse of A World Without: