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| 116 minutes | 2018
Philippines, 1901. Kulas and his grandfather flee the town of Balangiga, site of a real massacre under the occupying Americans. Aged just 8, the boy travels through the lush countryside strewn with carnage, at one point rescuing a toddler who’s survived a fire. Courageously, he attempts to cope with the surrounding chaos, working with the elements to save his own and his family’s lives — and at the same time, desperately trying to hang onto something of his childhood. Switching up the pace, alternating contemplative sequences with childlike reverie, De la Cruz delivers a masterful work that closely tracks his characters during their passage through a shattering real-life event. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE"... an elegy to purity, a lyrical and heartbreaking testament to humanity’s pursuit of freedom from whatever form of imprisonment. Powerful and tender." Rappler.com
RUGBY BOYZ, Opening Film, Oberhausen 2017ALIPATO, Jury Prize, Geneva 2016RUINED HEART, Main Competition, Tokyo 2014MONDOMANILA, Opening Film - Camera Lucida, Fantasia 2012THE MUZZLED HORSE OF AN ENGINEER IN SEARCH OF MECHANICAL SADDLES, Berlinale Forum 2008MANILA IN THE FANGS OF DARKNESS, Main Program, Viennale 2008SQUATTERPUNK, Opening Film, Soundtrack Cologne 2008CAN & SLIPPERS, Opening Film, Clermont-Ferrand 2006THE FAMILY THAT EATS SOIL, Rotterdam 2005HEADLESS, Singapore 2003
A director blacklisted by the Iranian authorities finds himself at the heart of a bizarre criminal investigation: he’s suspected of being the psycho...
IRAN | 116 minutes | 2018
Famed for his political activism during the student movements of the late 1960s, Masao Adachi – a revolutionary figure who held firm to his conviction...
JAPAN | 116 minutes | 1971
He (Jean Dujardin), the brother, is looking to get rich quick. She (Yolande Moreau), the sister, runs an Emmaüs commune, a not-for-profit settlement for...
FRANCE | 116 minutes | 2017
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