We Still Have to Close our Eyes + Aswang

  • John Torres
  • 2019
    • Philippines
  • 13 min

Much as Pere Portabella hi-jacked the images he made on the set of Jess Franco’s Comte Dracula for his own film Cuadecuc, vampir (1971) in order to evoke Franco’s Spain, John Torres uses snatches of images he himself made on the shoots of recent Filipino films to evoke the archipelago...

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  • Alyx Ayn Arumpac
  • 2019
    • Philippines
    • France
  • 84 min

The streets of Manila’s shanty-towns smell of death and a growing fear is spreading through the Filipino capital. Rodrigo Duterte’s policy to destroy the drug-trafficking networks has given unlimited powers to the local police, who seem to be unleashed like a ferocious beast in the poorest districts and authorised to...

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