The Science of Fictions
Hiruk-Pikuk Si Al-Kisah
Directed by Yosep Anggi Noen
Indonesia, Malaysia, France / 106 mins / M18 – Sexual Scene
Siman stumbles upon a restricted site where the moon landing is being staged and recorded. Suffering dire consequences at the hands of the filming crew, Siman lives his days moving in slow-motion, as if defying gravity. Dismissed by the villagers as a loony simpleton, will he ever get the truth out?
Equal parts imaginative and ambitious, Yosep Anggi Noen brings his poetic storytelling to this sci-fi realist tale. The film comments on how traumatic events can be swept under the rug by politicians, media and even small communities, leaving only the survivors with recollections of the actual events. The Science of Fictions recently won a Special Mention at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival, in the International Competition section.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Yosep Anggi Noen is an award-winning Indonesian director, screenwriter and producer. His previous feature films include Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses (2012) and Solo, Solitude (2016). His recent short film, Ballad of Blood and Two White Buckets competed in the Singapore International Film Festival’s Southeast Asian Short Film Competition in 2018.
CAST & INFORMATION
Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese, English
Arya Sweta, Edwin Nazir, Yulia Evina Bhara, Yosep Anggi Noen
Gunawan Maryanto, Ecky Lamoh, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin
Yosep Anggi Noen
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