15 posts

Manila in the Claws of the Lights

Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag Director Lino Brocka Cast Bembol Roco, Hilda Koronel, Lou Salvador, Jr., Juling Bagabaldo, Tommy Abuel Country Philippines Language Tagalog Year 1975 Lenght 125’ Restored edition Awards Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title – FOCAL International Awards, Best Film of the Decade (Natatanging Pelikula ng Dekada) – Gawad Urian Award, Best Picture, […]

People Power Bombshell: The diary of Vietnam Rose

Director John Torres Country Filippine Language Filipino Tagalog Year 2016 Lenght 89’ Award Jury Award Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival A mystery dreamlike portrait of a movie star’s harrowing ordeal in the making of a film. This is about Liz Alindogan, then 19-year old naive newbie star, and director Celso Ad Castillo dubbed as […]

Dog Days

  Director Timmy Harn Cast Ybes Bagadiong, Bie Ruaro, Marcus Adorro, Addriene Vergara Country Filippine Language Inglese, Filippino Year 2018 Lenght 124’ Awards: Famas Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Thanks to a feat of magic in which his mother sacrificed her life for him, black Filipino teenager Michael Jordan Ulili […]

We Still Have to Close Our Eyes

Director John Torres Country Philipines Language English Year 2019 Lenght 13’ John Torres repurposes documentary footage captured from the sets of various Filipino productions (including the likes of Lav Diaz and Erik Matti) into an eerie, elliptical sci-fi narrative about human avatars controlled by apps. A collage of scenes in the periphery of film sets […]

The Kalampag Tracking Agency

The Kalampag Tracking Agency, curated by Shireen Seno & Merv Espina Overcoming institutional and personal lapses to give attention to little-seen works—some quite recent, some surviving loss and decomposition—this programme collects loose parts in motion, a series of bangs, or kalampag in Tagalog, assembled by individual strengths and how they might resonate off each other […]

Belief as the Light in Darkness

Sa Gabing Tanging Liwanag Ay Paniniwala Director Francis Guillermo Cast Soliman Cruz, Dylan Ray Talon, Sheryll Ceasico, Stefanoni Nunag Language Tagalog Country Filippine Year 2019 Lenght 18’ Award Best Film De La Salle Univerisity, Honored mention Cultural Center of the Philippines This is a story about the disappearances of people and their identities. The continuous […]

Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

  This is not a film by Khavn Director Khavn Year 2018 Lenght 115’ Country Philippines Language Tagalog Screenplay Jerry Gracio, Achinette Villamor, Khavn Cinematography Albert Banzon Music Khavn Cast Justine Samson, Pio Del Rio, Warren Tuaño Subtitles English Genre Epic Balangiga, 1901. Eight-year-old Kulas and his grandfather Apoy Buroy flee town on the eve […]

Bamboo Dogs

  This is not a film by Khavn Director Khavn De La Cruz Year 2018 Lenght 83’ Country Filippine Language Tagalog Screenplay Achinette Villamor, Homer Novicio, Norman Wilwayco, Khavn Cinematography Albert Banzon Music Jazz Nicolas, Dan Gil Cast Red Cortez, William Buenavente, Ron Capinding, Jess Mendoza, Sue Prado, Dido De La Paz Subtitles English Genre Crime, […]


  by Khavn De La Cruz An ironic collage offers a reflection on lords and leaders, their gestures, attributes, characteristics, and deeds. The images, which oscillate between the credibility of archival footage and the artificiality of costume dramas on cardboard stage sets, become hyperboles of the typical attributes of power and engage in, are a […]

How To Write A Zillion Dollar Screenplay For Peanuts

TEATRO MASSIMO 10:00 HOW TO WRITE A ZILLION DOLLAR SCREENPLAY FOR PEANUTS Masterclass with Achinette Villamor (Free Entrance, please book) ACHINETTE VILLAMOR is the Producer and Managing Director of Kamias Overground, a Manila-based film production company, Kamias Overground is a Manila-based film production com, publishing house, and music label. She works closely with the German […]

Juan Tamad Goes To The Moon

Total Running Time: 4:35 Year Released: 2018 Featured Artists in Film: Khavn, Santie Navarro, Felix Opeña Three years before George Melies’ “Le Voyage dans la Lune” and ten years before Segundo de Chomon’s “Excursion En La Luna”, indigenous proto-surrealist Philippine filmmaker Narding Salome Exelsio made “Nagtungo si Juan Tamad sa Buwan” in 1898 while the […]

Nervous Translation

  Director Shireen Seno Year 2018 Lenght 90’ Country Philippines Language Tagalog Screenplay Shireen Seno Cinematography Albert Banzon, Jippy Pascua, Dennese Victoria Music Itos Ledesma Cast Jana Agoncillo, Angge Santos, Sid Lucero Subtitles English Genre Drama Eight-year-old Yael is shy and not always at ease. She prefers writing letters and listen endlessly to the cassette tapes […]

Night Of Living Soundtrack

CHIESA DI SANTA CHIARA 21:00 FILIPINIANA di Khavn De La Cruz Filippine, 2015, 14’ Live music L;ç°°ç + 03SIDIAN 21:30 JUAN TAMAD GOES TO THE MOON di Khavn De La Cruz Filippine, 2018, 5’ Live music Khavn De La Cruz 21:40 A PAGE OF MADNESS di Teinosuke Kinugasa Giappone, 2017, 70’ Live music Khavn De […]

One Minute Film School

LICEO ARTISTICO G. BROTZU 10:00 ONE MINUTE FILM SCHOOL Masterclass with Khavn De La Cruz   Khavn, vulcanico autore nato a Manila nel 1973, può già vantare una filmografia di oltre 150 titoli, tra film e cortometraggi. Ha anche realizzato 23 album e scritto sette libri che gli sono valsi il Palanca Awards, il premio […]

Season of the Devil

    DirectorLav Diaz Year 2018 Lenght: 234’ Country Filippine Language Tagalog Screenplay Lav Diaz Cinematography Larry Manda Music Lav Diaz Cast Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao Subtitles English Genre Rock opera in nero Première: Berlin International Film Festival In the late 1970s, a military-controlled militia is oppressing a remote village in the Philippine jungle. The uniformed […]