THE SCIENCE OF FICTIONS (HIRUK-PIKUK SI-ALKISAH) New Auteurs

THE SCIENCE OF FICTIONS (HIRUK-PIKUK SI-ALKISAH)

North American Premiere

Talent attending: Robin Moran (Producer), Edwin Nazir (Producer), Yosep Anggi Noen (Director)

Indonesia, 1960s. Siman, a solitary farmer, unintentionally witnesses a foreign crew filming a fake moon landing in a dark field. Discovered, he’s punished by having his tongue cut off, forcing him into silence. After this nightmarish event, Siman moves through life in slow-motion, imitating astronauts. The truth weighs heavily on his shoulders as villagers brand him insane.

Fresh from its world premiere at Locarno, THE SCIENCE OF FICTIONS is a daring and hypnotic drama exploring the mysterious, bloody political conflict of Indonesia’s history. Beautifully composed cinematography creates an ambitious meditation on power and truth in this unique cinematic experience from filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen. –Sarah Harris

Yosep Anggi Noen is an Indonesian film director who is known for his features including PECULIAR VACATION AND OTHER ILLNESSES (2012), Locarno Film Festival; SOLO SOLITUDE (2016), Locarno, Filmmakers of the Present; and THE SCIENCE OF FICTIONS (2019), Locarno, Concorso internazionale.

Meng Xie
Rediance
meng@rediancefilms.com

Details

Country: France, Indonesia, Malaysia

Year: 2019

Director: Yosep Anggi Noen

Screenwriter: Yosep Anggi Noen

Producers: Edwin Nazir, Arya Sweta, Yulia Evina Bhara, Yosep Anggi Noen

Executive Producers: Raja Jastina Arshad, Najwa Abu Bakar

Director of Photography: Teoh Gay Hian

Editors: Akhmad Fesdi Anggoro, Yosep Anggi Noen

Production Designer: Deki Yudhanto

Music: Yasuhiro Morinaga

Cast/Featuring: Gunawan Maryanto, Ecky Lamoh, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, Tupon Rusini, Alex Suhendra, Gun Lukman Sardi, Marissa Anita, Asmara Abigail

Running Time (minutes): 106 min

Languges: Indonesian, Javanese

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