30.09. - 09.10.2021

Town in a Lake Philippines 2016 | 84 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Jet Leyco

JET LEYCO (*1987) began his career as an intern on productions by Khavn de la Cruz and Lav Diaz before studying film in Manila. Today he works as a director, editor and cameraperson. Town in a Lake is his third feature.

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Matangtubig is a sleepy little village where everybody knows everybody else. At least that's what everybody thought, until two teenage girls disappear and one of them is then found dead. Suddenly, the sense of community starts to crumble -- is the guy next door maybe the murderer? Reporters sniffing for scandals and local politicians playing the matter down don't make the situation any easier – especially for the only witness. A darkness is seeping into the village from the edge of the woods. Jet Leyco interweaves criticism of politics and media with elements of magical realism to make a hypnotic, oppressive genre hybrid that only South-East Asia can produce. 
Original title: Matangtubig
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Filipino
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Jet Leyco
Screenplay: Brian Gonzales
Cast: Amante Pulido, Lance Raymundo, Sheilbert Manuel, Dan Jarden De Guzman, Cherry Malvar, Joel Saracho, Mailes Kanapi, Dylan Ray Talon
Producer: Fernando Ortigas, EA Rocha, Vincent Nebrida
Director of Photography: Tristan Salas
Music: Bryan Dumaguina
Production Design: Marielle Hizon
Editor: Brian Gonzales
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Format: dcp
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World Sales: TBA/Tuko Film Productions
Production: TBA/Tuko Film Productions
Contact: Phyllis Grande, TBA/Tuko Film Productions:


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