Do Not Ask

7 Minutes | 2022 | Indonesia | Narrative |
Javanese - Melayu Pontianak | sub. English | 17+



XXI 4 | SUN 27 NOV | 12:00

Indonesia Premiere

LPP | TUE 29 NOV | 19.00


Bulik (40) works as an on-call masseuse who is single. Bad luck hits her as she is surfing Facebook and watching cooking videos when she receives a call from her mother, who urges her to come home and get married because she’s getting older. Her burden worsens, when she has to meet a new customer, Tara (30). Tara naturally asks about Bulik’s family to learn more about the masseuse. However, Tara’s questions regarding family, children, husband, and marriage trigger Bulik’s anger, which endanger Tara’s life.


Vera Isnaini


Production Company

Historia Kreator




Director's Profile

Vera Isnaini

Vera Isnaini

Vera Isnaini was born in Pontianak on May 19, 1997. She had a Master Degree in Film from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta. Her university project, "Repost," took her to several film festivals in Indonesia. The film was screened at some campus film festivals like Malang Film Festival and won several awards from local festivals like Ganesha Film Festival and Tebas Award. After "Repost," Vera made another short film, "Tulah Tungku," in 2020. In the same year, "Tulah Tungku" won two awards: "Best Film" at the Kalimantan Cultural Film Festival and "Mandau Emas" at the Aruh Film Festival.

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