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THE SCIENCE OF FICTIONS
A film by Yosep Anggi Noen
Year|2019 Duration|106 min Language|Indonesian, Javanese Language Country|Indonesia, Malaysia, France World Premiere|Locarno

SYNOPSIS

Set in 1960s Indonesia, Siman is a quiet man who accidentally discovers a moon-landing shooting by a foreign crew, in a haunted and unpopulated area. Siman is caught by guards and his tongue cut off. Siman goes through life in slow-motion imitating an astronaut in outer space, labeled as crazy.

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Yosep Anggi Noen

Yosep Anggi Noen is an Indonesian film director who's been experimenting with cinematic narratives since mid-2000s. Born in Yogyakarta on 1983, he studied Communications at the Socio-Politics Faculty of Yogyakarta's Gadjah Mada University. After directing and producing several short films, he directed his first feature, Peculiar Vacation and Other Ilnesses (2012), which premiered in Locarno International Film Festival. At Vancouver International Film Festival, the film received the Special Mention Award followed by the Dragon and Tiger Award for Young Cinema. His next project, a short film titled A Lady Caddy Who Never Saw a Hole in One (2013), won the Best Short Film at Busan International Film Festival and the the Grand Prix of Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival. Solo, Solitude (2016)—his second feature—premiered in the Concorso Cineasti del Presente Competition in Locarno International Film Festival. Two years later, his short film, Ballad of Blood and Two White Buckets (2018), premiered in Toronto International Film Festival.

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Angka Fortuna Sinema, Kawankawan Media, Limaenam Films

CAST

Gunawan Maryanto, Ecky Lamoh, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, Alex Suhendra, Lukman Sardi, Rusini, Asmara Abigail, Marissa Anita

KEY CREW

Script: Yosep Anggi Noen
Camera: Teoh Gay Hian
Art Design: Deki Yudhanto
Music: Yasuhiro Morinaga
Sound: David Muñoz, Alejandro Ramirez
Editors: Akhmad Fesdi Anggoro, Yosep Anggi Noen

SELECTED FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Locarno Film Festival
International Competition

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