A Win for Maryam in Venice and With It, Indonesian Cinema

A short film from Indonesia about religion and autism has injected new excitement into the country’s film industry after its groundbreaking victory in the world’s oldest film festival.
…The film tells the story of Maryam, a pregnant Muslim maid who works for a Catholic family in Jakarta. It follows her as she accompanies her autistic male employer to church for Christmas mass and deals with the confusion and discomfort she feels…

Read full article and interview at WSJ.com

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