by Sidi Saleh

Indonesia, 2014

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Maryam is a maid who is responsible to take care of her “master” who has a mental disorder because of a certain situation. On Christmas night, his whole family left him only with his maid. Maryam takes him to a disquiet, spiritual and life and death situation on Christmas mass.

about the director

Sidi Saleh was born in Jakarta-Indonesia on April 5th 1979. He received a bachelor’s degree in cinematography from the Jakarta Institute of Arts. Since he graduated from university. He has credits for some experimental feature film as a cinematographer such as Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (the Fipresci Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2009), Postcard from the Zoo (in Competition at the Berlinale Film Festival 2012) and one of short films title is Kara – the Daughter of a Tree (Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2005). Sidi made his directorial debut with 2011’s Full Moon, one of short film segment in omnibus Belkibolang and thenceforth continuing his career as a film director. In 2013, he participated in film workshops at Berlinale Talent Campus. Sidi’s third short film Fitri was in competition at the Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival 2014. His next short film, Maryam, won the best short film at the 71° Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica Film Festival 2014 in Venice.