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Indonesian filmmakers shine at Locarno Film Festival

  • Yuliasri Perdani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 24 2019   /  12:39 am
Recognition: Hiruk-Pikuk si Al-Kisah (The Science of Fictions) by Indonesian director Yosep Anggi Noen receives a special mention at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland on Aug. 17.(Courtesy of KawanKawan Media, Angka Sinema, Limaenam Films)

Recognition: Hiruk-Pikuk si Al-Kisah (The Science of Fictions) by Indonesian director Yosep Anggi Noen receives a special mention at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland on Aug. 17.(Courtesy of 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 in 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...