Sleep Tight Maria
Directed by Monica Vanesa Tedja
A quirky, yet insecure girl named Maria V (17), who’s raised in a Catholic family and school, always masturbates before she goes to sleep. One day, her school arranges a church camp. Maria has to share her room with the smartest, most beautiful, and most religious girl in her school. To secure her pride, Maria V struggles to fall asleep that night without having to masturbate.
Born in Jakarta in 1991, Monica Vanesa Tedja started making films during her study in Universitas Multimedia Nusantara. Her graduation film, How to Make a Perfect Xmas Eve, won the Best Short Film Award at the XXI Short Film Festival 2013, chosen by the members of Indonesian Film Director’s Club (IFDC). It was also nominated for Best Film at the Europe On Screen Short Film Competition.
Executive Producer: Constantin Papadimitriou
Producer: Nia Dinata
Director: Monica Vanesa Tedja
Writer: Monica Vanesa Tedja
Cinematographer: Ferry Rusli
Editor: Aji Pradityo
Supervisors: Sammaria Simanjuntak, Nia Dinata
Cast: Rain Chudori, Karina Salim, Aida Nurmala, Guiliano Marthino Lio
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