Ave Maryam 4

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Ave Maryam

DIRECTOR : Ertanto Robby Soediskam
COUNTRY : Indonesia
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 85min

SK Nouveau 5, 18 Oct @ 5.30pm  |  Nu Metro 5, 12 Oct @ 10.30pm

SYNOPSIS

Semarang 1998, Maryam (40 years old) was assigned to help a nursing house,
Maryam was born in a moslem family, which makes her used to interact with
various people from different religion. She packs all of her stuff and goes to
Ambarawa. Maryam meets 7 elder nuns where they live in an inhumane
condition. Maryam tries her best to help the retired nuns.

Maryam does her daily activity to maintain the church. She does all the work
including house cleaning, bathed the elder nuns, preparing the food for those
who needed, and also sun-bathes the elder nuns every morning. Sometimes at
2.00 A.M the elder wakes her up by hitting the spoon to ask for her help. 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.
Yosef who is liberal, contradicts Maryam’s character, but somehow that was the
kind of conversation that Maryam wants. They are getting more intense than
ever. Maryam starts to have feelings to Yosef. Yosef and Maryam begin their
relationship, but this resulted in Maryam’s negligent towards her task. She

arrives at the nursing home late where she is supposed to prepare the food for
the elder nuns and she forgets to give Sister Monic her medicine. One day, Yosef
and Maryam go to the beach where all the nuns asleep. Yosef celebrates
Maryam’s birthday by giving Maryam a cake. He asks Maryam to make a wish
and blows the candle. Maryam, realizes that it is a mistake. She begins to cry.
They go back to the nursing house in silent. When Maryam arrives in the nursing
house the elders already prepare a surprise party for her 40 th birthday. Maryam
cries and hug the nuns, realize that it is a mistake for her to go to the beach with Yosef. She begins to question her loyalty and commitment.

 
Ave Maryam_Ertanto Robby Soediskam

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

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. 

Takut – Omnibus 7 Directors 6 Stories (2009)
– Official selection International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009

 7 Hati 7 Cinta 7 Wanita (2010)
– Nominee for Best Screenplay, Indonesian Film Festival 2009

Dilemma, Omnibus 5 Directors 5 stories (2012)
– Best Feature movie Moscow for Detective Film Festival 2012
– Official Selection Pittsburgh Film Festival 2012
– Official Selection Asia Pacific Film Festival 2012
– Best Cinematography Indonesian Film Festival 2012

Ave Maryam (2017)

Jakarta vs Everybody (2018) (coming soon)