Giovanni Rustanto

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Maria

2018 / 8 min. / Czech Republic / English / 1.37:1

A quiet young girl has a dispute with her mother. She decides to enter the monastery to become a nun. Upon her arrival, she is given a new name, Maria, and a mysterious past is brought out along the way revealing the history behind her rebellious acts.

  • Top Indie Film Awards; winner, best director
  • Top Indie Film Awards, nominations for Best Sound, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Short
  • Go Debut Film Festival, nomination
  • European Film Festival Mainstream and Underground, finalist
  • Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest, official selection
  • Short To The Point International Short Film Festival, official selection
  • East Europe International Film Festival, official selection
  • Asia South East-Short Film Festival, special mention
  • JellyFEST Film Festival, finalist
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Villa de Leyva, official selection
  • East Europe International Film Festival: Warsaw Edition 2019, nominations for Best Director of a Short Film, Best Short Film, Best Lead Actress in a Short Film

  • Director & Writer Giovanni Rustanto
  • Producer Steve Reverand, Martin Raiman
  • Cast Alžběta Volhejnová, Michelle Arnold
  • Cinematographer Pathomwat Wansukprasert
  • Music & Sound Designer Petar Mrdjen
  • Art Director Lika Gavrish