30.09. - 09.10.2021

How to Disappear Completely Philippines 2013 | 79 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Raya Martin

After his debut film A Short Film About the India Nacional (2005) Raya Martin (*1984) was acclaimed as a cinematic wunderkind. Since then, he has made 11 feature films and is today one the Philippines' best-known directors.

rated for 0 + years
In the Philippine hinterland, a young girl dreams of just disappearing. Over and over again, she creeps into the woods to indulge in her nightly game of hide and seek -- understandably, as her father is only interested in drinking and watching cock fights with his mates, and her mother just quotes the Bible all the time. After a theatre performance, things escalate: people start disappearing. In this fragmentary horror film, Raya Martin interweaves elements of South-East Asian mythology with references to classic Hollywood films. A confusing cinematic event, full of foreboding and allusion.

Screening on 28.09. in attendance of:

Arleen Cuevas (Producer)
Original title: How to Disappear Completely
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Filipino, Tagalog
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Raya Martin
Screenplay: Raya Martin
Cast: Ness Roque, Shamaine Buencamino, Nonie Buencamino
Producer: Arleen Cuevas, Armi Cacanindin
Director of Photography:
Music: Eyedress
Production Design: Donald Camon
Editor: Lawrence S. Ang
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: Cinematografica


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