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Ode to Nothing

OT: Oda sa wala

Dwein Baltazar // Philippines, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019
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Death is her life: the loneliness of an undertaker leads to an unconventional family situation Sonya‘s life isn’t exactly a party. Her undertaking business is on the brink of bankruptcy, the few customers she has keep trying to push her prices down and at home she and her father circle each other in silence. One night, the mortal remains of an old lady are left under mysterious circumstances at her door. No-one seems interested in the dead woman – apart from Sonya, who sees in the unwanted corpse a kindred spirit. Beautifully shot, the film moves elegantly to and fro between black comedy and a portrait of loneliness.


DWEIN BALTAZAR began her career as a costumer designer before becoming a director and screenplay writer for cinema and TV films. Ode to Nothing is her third film as director.



Oda sa wala

Fiction Feature


Asia Express//FF2019



92 min

OV with English subtitles

Dwein Baltazar

Dwein Baltazar

Marietta Subong, Joonee Gamboa

Carlo Katigbak, Olivia M. Lamasan, Bianca Balbuena, Iana Celest Bernardez, Kriz Gazmen, Marizel Samson-Martinez, Eduardo Lejano Jr., Manet Dayrit

Neil Daza

Dwein Baltazar

Richard Gonzales

Marxie Maolen Fadul

Epicmedia Productions, Inc.

Black Sheep; Epicmedia Productions Inc; Quezon City Film Development Commission

Bianca Balbuena, Epicmedia Productions, Inc.: bianca.balbuena@yahoo.com

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