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The chosen heart

Jakarta   /   Sun, October 7 2012   /  01:58 pm

“Go slow when you fall in love. Don’t take it all at once; it will be too hard.”

This simple line from Wayan (played by Tio Pakusadewo) has made Perahu Kertas 2 (Paper Boat 2) a touching movie to watch this weekend.

Directed by Hanung Bramantyo, the film is the second and final chapter of Perahu Kertas, an adaptation of the novel of the same title by singer-turned-writer Dewi “Dee” Lestari. Both films were produced as one project, with the first installation hitting screens on Aug. 8.

Perahu Kertas follows the long-time friendship and secret love between Kugy (Maudy Ayunda) and Keenan (Adipati Dolken).

Whereas the film’s first chapter leaves audiences wondering if Keenan and Kugy will prevail over the circumstances that force their separation in adolescence, the follow-up film introduces new dramatic elements as the two enter their young adult yea...