Ave Maryam

ASIAN FEATURE

Director: Ertanto Robby Soediskam

Duration: 85 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Indonesia

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


INDONESIAN PREMIERE

FRI, 30 NOV 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO A / 19:00

SYNOPSIS


Semarang 1998, Maryam (40 years old) was assigned to help a nursing house, Maryam was born in a Muslim family, which makes her used to interact with various people from different religion. During Maryam’s tough time, she is informed that there will be new Pastor to lead the Church named Yosef (35 years old) and they start to get to know each other. As time goes by, Maryam starts to have feelings to Yosef, and eventually they are engaged in a relationship. However, it is resulted in Maryam’s negligent towards her task. She arrives at the nursing home late when she is supposed to prepare the food for the elder nuns and she even forgets to give Sister Monic her medicine. One day, Yosef and Maryam go to the beach when all the nuns asleep. Yosef celebrates Maryam’s birthday by giving Maryam a cake and asks her to make a wish when blowing the candle. Maryam realizes that it is a mistake, thus she begins to cry. They go back to the nursing house in silent. When Maryam arrives in the nursing house the elders surprise her with a little party to celebrate her 40th birthday. Maryam cries and hug the nuns, realizing that it is a mistake for her to go to the beach with Yosef. She begins to question her loyalty and commitment.

Semarang 1998, Maryam (40 tahun) ditugaskan untuk membantu sebuah panti jompo, Maryam lahir di sebuah keluarga muslim, hal itu membuatnya terbiasa berinteraksi dengan orang dari berbagai agama. Selama masa-masa sulitnya, Maryam diberi tahu bahwa akan ada pendeta baru untuk memimpin gereja yang bernama Yosef (35 tahun). Mereka pun mulai mengenal satu sama lain. Maryam juga mulai memiliki perasaan padanya. Yosef sebelum akhirnya hubungan mereka dimulai. Namun, hal ini mengakibatkan Maryam lalai terhadap tugasnya. Dia datang ke panti jompo terlambat, padahal seharusnya ia sudah harus menyiapkan makanan untuk para biarawati senior. Ia juga lupa untuk memberikan obat kepada Monic. Suatu hari, Yosef dan Maryam pergi ke pantai saat para biarawati tidur. Yosef merayakan ulang tahun Maryam dengan memberinya kue. Dia meminta Maryam untuk membuat permohonan dan meniup lilin. Maryam menyadari kesalahannya dan mulai menangis. Mereka pun kembali ke panti jompo dalam diam. Ketika Maryam tiba di panti jompo, para sesepuh sudah menyiapkan pesta kejutan ulang tahunnya yang ke-40. Maryam menangis dan memeluk para biarawati, menyadari kesalahannya untuk pergi ke pantai bersama Yosef. Ia pun mulai mempertanyakan kesetiaan dan komitmennya.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Ertanto Robby Soediskam

Ertanto Robby Soediskam is an independent Director. Graduated from Jakarta Institute of Arts, he has produced several short films and feature films, screened in Indonesia and several international and local film festivals.

Ertanto Robby Soediskam adalah seorang sutradara independen. Lulus dari Institut Kesenian Jakarta, ia telah memproduksi beberapa film pendek dan film panjang yang ditayangkan di Indonesia dan beberapa festival film internasional dan nasional.

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John Badalu

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