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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
Two Ronins (samurais without masters) take a break from fighting to rest up in a village. Strangers to each other, it’s the opportunity to step back and...
JAPAN | 116 minutes | 2018
Arnarstrapi, Iceland. In a Cabaret, a woman master of ceremonies performs an esoteric coloscopy act with a strange organic camera. The images of the camera...
FRANCE | 116 minutes | 2013
The new Mamoru Hosoda film, Mirai, is one of the most anticipated films of the year. After Les enfants loups/The Wolf Children (Prix Temps Ø 2012) and Le...
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