In the dying days of the New Order in Indonesia, a well-known poet is forced into exile.
Solo Solitude / Istirahatlah Kata-Kata
2016, Indonesia, 1h32m.
Dir. Yosep Anggi Noen
Film screening followed by a Q&A with the director in conversation with Amir Muhammad.
Presented by Astro A-list, FIXI books, and the School of Media, Languages and Cultures.
Date: Saturday, 18 November,
Venue: KL11, Level 2, Chulan Tower, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur.
The Internationally-acclaimed film Solo, Solitude (Istirahatlah Kata-kata) depicts some of the last days in the life of Wiji Thukul (b 1963), one of Indonesia legendary poets, best known for his political poetry and networks with some of the most radical political activists. During the latest major political turmoil in Indonesia in the late 1990s, scores of political activists were kidnapped by the state security apparatus, and later released. Others, including Thukul, disappeared and their fates remain unknown to this day.
Yosep Anggi Noen's "neo-neorealist" film won the top prize in the Jogja Asian Film Festival and was selected to screen at the Locarno, Busan and Rotterdam Film Festivals.
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