Khavn de la Cruz: filmless films
“One of underground digital cinema’s best-kept secrets: a prankster punk, an ass-kicking rebel priest.” Olaf Moeller, Film Comment
Across Asia Film Festival MAXXI Edition 2014 will dedicate a retrospective to the visionary and rough cinema of Khavn De La Cruz, that will include a selection of his latest movies. Khavn will be our special guest too with a free masterclass about no-budget production, a selection of his newest films and a piano concert on his movie KalaKala.
Khavn de la Cruz
[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] I[/dropcap]s a multi-awarded and internationally renowned filmmaker, composer, and writer. Because of his polyhedric, multifaceted work he 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. Digital Dekalogo Filmless Films