How I Lost My Birthday (2012) Trailer
Trailer for the short film How I Lost My Birthday.
On the Eve of her 8th Birthday, Cinta and her mother must leave the USA and move to Bali where her parents are from. Cinta does not know this move is because her parents are divorcing. During the flight she realizes she has not only lost everything else in her life but her birthday as well as a result of crossing the International Date Line. She thinks of the Wayang Kulit, the Balinese Shadow Puppets that her father and her play with and uses them to imagine a world less harsh to her little girl heart. In this coming of age story, years later Cinta learns to forgive her parents and come to terms with what it means to take responsibility for her own life.