30.09. - 09.10.2021

Shadow Behind the Moon Philippines 2015 | 121 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Jun Robles Lana

Jun Robles Lana (*1972) is one of the Philippines' best-known playwrights and screenplay writers and the youngest author ever to be inducted into the Philippines' Literary Hall of Fame. Since 2006, he has increasingly directed his own screenplays and his film Bwakaw was the official Philippines Oscar® entry in 2013.

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A hut in the jungle on a hot night in 1993: on the Philippines, the war between Communist rebels and government troops has been going on for more than 20 years. The couple who live in the hut had to flee rebel-held territory several years ago. Since then, they have become friendly with a government soldier, who as so often is visiting tonight for a game of cards and a few beers. Yet this evening everything is different, and not just because of the approaching lunar eclipse. A dense, labyrinthine game begins involving politics and friendship, love and lust, trust and betrayal, stunningly staged in real time in a single sequence by Jun Robles Lana.
Original title: Anino sa Likod ng Buwan
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Tagalog
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Jun Robles Lana
Screenplay: Jun Robles Lana
Cast: LJ Reyes, Luis Alandy, Anthony Falcon
Producer: Antonio Tuviera, Jun Robles Lana, Ferdinand Lapuz, Carlo Mendoza, Tonee Acejo, Lawrence Ang, Mark C. Leander Mendoza
Director of Photography: Carlo Mendoza
Music: Richard Gonzales
Production Design: Tonee Acejo
Editor: Lawrence Ang
Sound: 0
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Format: DCP
Printsource: Ferdinand Lapuz
German Distributor:
World Sales: Ignatius Films Canada
Production: Octobertrain Films, The Idea First Company and APT Entertainment
Contact: Ferdinand Lapuz, October Train:


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