3 Days To Forever

3 Days To Forever


Yusuf, an uptight 21 year-old, is convinced by his 19 year-old cousin, Ambar, to escape a family gathering and go clubbing with her. Drunk and wasted, they wake up the next morning to find that they have missed their flight to attend a family wedding in another town.

The two cousins decide to drive there in a family car, not knowing that the supposedly one day journey takes them 3 days instead. Along the way they get high and get lost, encounter interesting and bizarre characters, run into an argument about religion, marriage and sex, while trying to defeat the arising sexual tension between them.

With ‘Three Days To Forever’, Writer-Director Riri Riza (‘Eliana Eliana’,’Gie’) delves into these weighty issues with the lighter touch and carefree attitude of a road movie, yet creates an intimate film that will reflect the feelings of inebriation and alienation of the two young protagonists as they feel their way through societal conventions.

Festival & Awards

  • London International Film Festival (European Premiere) / World Cinema
  • 31st Hongkong International Film Festival, 2007 (World Premiere) / Global Vision
  • Singapore International Film Festival, 2007 / Asian Films
  • Bangkok International Film Festival, 2007
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, 2007
  • Pusan International Film Festival, 2007
  • Focus On Asia – Fukuoka International Film Festival, 2007
  • The Times British Film Institute 51st London Film Festival, 2008
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, 2007
  • 9th Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia, 2007
  • CineAsia Film Festival, Germany, 2007
  • Jakarta International Film Festival, 2007

       Awards : Best Indonesian Film Award

  • Asian Hot Shots Berlin, 2008 / Red Chilies Feature Film
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2008
  • Goteborg International Film Festival, 2008
  • 26th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, 2008
  • 32nd Cleveland Internartional Film Festival, 2008
  • Barcelona Asian International Film Festival, 2008 / Asian Selection
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, 2008
  • Flanders International Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium  2008
  • 35th Brussels International Independent Film Festival, 2008

       Awards: Best Director Award

  • Indonesian Film Festival 2009 : Focus On Riri Riza (Prague-Vienna-Ljubljana-Belgrade-Hamburg)
  • Noordelijk Film Festival, Netherland 2009
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival 37th / Time & Hide


Nicholas Saputra,
Adinia Wirasti


Juni 2007

Production Year



104 Menit


Riri Riza