Wregas Bhanuteja is back with his latest work, the film "Budi Pekerti" or internationally entitled as “Andragogy”. It has been shown in Indonesian cinemas on November 2, 2023. Wregas Bhanuteja acts as director, writer and producer here.
In the film "Budi Pekerti", Wregas Bhanuteja raises the complex theme of education and family. This film tells the story of Mrs. Prani (Sha Ine Febriyanti), a counselling teacher who is running for deputy principal at a junior high school. She has a husband who suffers from bipolar disorder due to the pressure of a failed business during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wregas Bhanuteja succeeded in exploring the conflicting issues of social media ethics and mental health. This film also succeeds in presenting complex and relatable characters.
Apart from that, Wregas Bhanuteja also succeeded in presenting stunning visuals in this film. This film is set in the city of Yogyakarta, and Wregas Bhanuteja succeeded in capturing the beauty of the city.
The following are some of Wregas Bhanuteja's contributions to the film "Budi Pekerti":
- Develop realistic and heartfelt stories. Wregas Bhanuteja succeeded in presenting stories that are close to everyday life. He is also able to present strong emotions in this film.
- Features complex and relatable characters. Wregas Bhanuteja succeeded in creating characters that were not black and white. These characters have strengths and weaknesses that make them feel real.
- Presents stunning visuals. Wregas Bhanuteja succeeded in capturing the beauty of the city of Yogyakarta in this film.
The film "Budi Pekerti" is one of the best Indonesian films in 2023. This film won 17 nominations at the 2023 Indonesian Film Festival, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Female Lead.
Wregas Bhanuteja's work in the film "Budi Pekerti" further strengthens his position as one of the talented young directors in Indonesia. He has proven that he is able to present quality works that can be accepted by the wider community. Ardhi Widjaya & Co Public Relations & MarComm Consulting believes that the film Budi Pekerti is a form of idealistic but still commercial work that explores the "solitude" side of Wregas Bhanuteja as director, screenwriter and producer.