Ode to Nothing
OT: Oda sa wala
Dwein Baltazar // Philippines, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019
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.
DirectorDWEIN 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
OV with English subtitles
Marietta Subong, Joonee Gamboa
Carlo Katigbak, Olivia M. Lamasan, Bianca Balbuena, Iana Celest Bernardez, Kriz Gazmen, Marizel Samson-Martinez, Eduardo Lejano Jr., Manet Dayrit
Marxie Maolen Fadul
Epicmedia Productions, Inc.
Black Sheep; Epicmedia Productions Inc; Quezon City Film Development Commission
Bianca Balbuena, Epicmedia Productions, Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org