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'The Science of Fictions' to have Asian premiere at Busan film festival

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, September 5, 2019  /  04:58 pm

Indonesian film The Science of Fictions directed by 36-year-old Yosep Anggi Noen is set to have its Asian premiere at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

The screening will take place during the festival's A Window on Asian Cinema program, which aims to highlight works by talented filmmakers who are felt to have paved a new trend in Asia.

Established in 1996, the BIFF will be held in Busan, South Korea, on Oct. 3 to 12.

The Science of Fictions follows Siman from Yogyakarta who witnesses the filming of a faked landing of men on the moon by a foreign crew in the province's Parangtritis Beach in the 1960s. He is captured and has his tongue cut out. Siman then goes through life in antigravity-like slow motion, similar to an astronaut in space. He builds a rocket-like building in front of his house, which makes the villagers think he is crazy.

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Produced by Angka Fortuna Sinema, KawanKawan Media and Limaenam Films; and coproduced by Andolfi (France), Astro Shaw (Malaysia), GoStudio (Indonesia) and Focused Equipment (Indonesia); the film features Gunawan Maryanto, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, Lukman Sardi, Ecky Lamoh, Alex Suhendra, Marissa Anita, Rusini and Asmara Abigail as cast members.

Previously in August the film won a Special Mention Award at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.

According to a statement, KawanKawan Media will present another project by Yosep, Seorang Perempuan Bernama Silah dan Lelaki Bernama Dua (A Woman Named Silah and A Man Named Dua) at the Busan festival's Asian Project Market, which serves as a film industry event that matches international film business players with coproduction partners. (kes)

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