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Indonesian filmmakers shine at Locarno Film Festival

Yuliasri Perdani

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Fri, August 23, 2019  /  04:38 pm
Indonesian filmmakers shine at Locarno Film Festival

Recognition: 'The Science of Fictions', which goes by the Indonesian title 'Hiruk-Pikuk si Al-Kisah', by Indonesian director Yosep Anggi Noen received a special mention at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland on Aug. 17. (KawanKawan Media, Angka Sinema, Limaenam Films/-)

Two Indonesian filmmakers have made their mark at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, a prestigious platform for arthouse films. Yosep Anggi Noen’s The Science of Fictions received a special mention, while Makbul Mubarak secured a top prize to finance his debut feature, Autobiography. The Science of Fictions made its world premiere at the festival and received special mentions alongside Maternal by Italian filmmaker Maura Delpero. “The cinematic elements on The Science of Fictions pull the audience into an endless circle of historical accounts. Through its silent character, we are invited to retrace the fragments of Indonesian history in a fascinating way,” said French filmmaker and novelist Catherine Breillat, who headed the international jury. The movie, which in Indonesian is titled Hiruk-Pikuk si Al-Kisah, follows Siman, who discovers...