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Yosep Anggi Noen: Film festival darling finds his fun in fiction

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 6 2020   /  02:22 am

All smiles: Film director Yosep Anggi Noen poses after meeting the press for the Plaza Indonesia Film Festival in Jakarta. (JP/Rian Alfiandy)From a young age, filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen has been a film enthusiast, always finding the time to create short movies with his high school friends.Though he graduated from Gadjah Mada University with a degree in communications in 2001, Anggi, born in the town of Sleman, Yogyakarta, has always had cinema on his mind. In 2007, he turned this passion into studies, graduating from the Busan International Film Festival’s (BIFF) Asian Film Academy.As fate would have it, his first feature-length film, Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses, debuted five years later at the 17th edition of BIFF in October 2012. The same movie also propelled him to the limelight at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, before the film received a l...