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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


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.


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.


Angka Fortuna Sinema, Kawankawan Media, Limaenam Films


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


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


Locarno Film Festival
Special Mention & Boccalino d’Oro Award

Tokyo International Film Festival

AFI Fest

International Film Festival of India, Goa

Cairo International Film Festival

Artistic residency at Companhia das Culturas

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Asian Cinema Observer Recommendation Award

Singapore International Film Festival

Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Achievement in Cinematography (nominated)

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