“Istirahatlah Kata-Kata”, or “Solo, Solitude”, is a moving depiction of the life of dissident poet and activist Widji Thukul during a period of self-imposed exile under the New Order. Elly Kent presents a lovely review of the film, which has been immensely popular since its release on 19 January.

2015 has been a stellar year for Indonesian cinema, with more than a dozen films competing at international festivals. Dr Gaston Soehadi writes that this success has been achieved in the almost complete absence of government support.