The Jakarta Post
Where art thou?: Gunawan Maryanto (right) as Wiji Thukul with two other actors playing Wiji’s friends Martin and Thomas in a scene from Istirahatlah Kata-Kata (Solo, Solitude). After an incident on July 27, 1996, Wiji Thukul fled Pontianak, West Kalimantan, and unfortunately still remains missing until today. (Courtesy of KawanKawan Film)After a victory at the Cannes Film Festival in May, another aspiring filmmaker from Indonesia is set to wow audiences at the upcoming 69th Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.
Director Yosep Anggi Noen will have his second full-length feature film Istirahatlah Kata-Kata (Solo, Solitude) added to this year’s festival selection.
The film tells the story of the missing poet, Wiji Thukul, or more simply known as Thukul, after fleeing Pontianak, West Kalimantan, after riots on July 27, 1996.
Thukul, who disappeared in ...