Solo, Solitude

Director: Yosep Anggi Noen
| Indonesia | 2017 | 98 minutes | Colour |
Indonesian with English subtitles

July 1996, riots break out in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. Wiji Thukul, a well-known poet, is designed as a suspect activist. With the police looking for him, Wiji is forced to leave Solo for Borneo, thousands of kilometers away. Now a fugitive, Wiji starts his exile in fear. Helped, protected and fed by activists along his journey, he ends up in a small town where slowly he finds a certain peace. But his mind and heart remains with his wife and children living under surveillance in Solo. Wiji can’t take it anymore.He wants to go home. What is life if you can’t be with the ones you love?

Saturday 23 September 2017 13:30 at Goethe-Institut
Tuesday 26 September 2017 17:00 at Kineforum