EDSA XXX


Nothing Ever Changes in the Ever-Changing Republic of Ek-Ek-Ek

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Director Khavn De La Cruz Screenplay Khavn De La Cruz Cast Epy Quizon, Sheree, Bong Cabrera, Althea Vega Cinematography Albert Banzon Music KHAVN Production Kamias Overground Lenght 80’ Language Tagalog with English subtitles Country Philippines Year 2012 Genre Sci-fi, Commedia, Opera Rock

EDSA XXX: Nothing Ever Changes in the Republic of Ever Change” takes us on a wild ride through the ups and downs, twists and turns in the life of one man’s downfall and the rise to fame of another. The present leader NIGGER THUNDER has led the country to progress; his rallying call is championing poverty for the benefit of tourists and film festivals. But the well-meaning leader is a mere puppet in the political arena and someone has just decided that he has to go.

Khavn De La Cruz is a multi-awarded and internationally renowned filmmaker, composer, and writer.  Because of his polyhedric, multifaceted work is defined in many different ways as “the Lars von Trier of the Philippines” (Julien Fonfrede, Montreal Festival Of New Cinema), “the new Takashi Miike. The Philippine counterpart of Peter Baiestorf” (Mondo Paura), “the world’s most prolific major filmmaker” (Variety), “a rock ‘n’ roll filmmaker with the sensibilities of Buñuel” (Ricky S. Torre, GMA News), “a punk rebel” (Die Presse). He has thirty-three features and more than a hundred short films under his belt, including Mondomanila (Rotterdam 2012), The Muzzled Horse Of An Engineer In Search Of Mechanical Saddles (Berlinale 2008), Manila In The Fangs Of Darkness (Viennale 2008), and Squatterpunk (Rotterdam 2007).  Once the proprietor of the late 90s go-to place for local artists Oracafe, Khavn has been called the father of Philippine digital filmmaking. He is the president of Kamias Road, an independent film, music, and publishing company.