30.09. - 09.10.2021

People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose Philippines 2016 | 89 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

John Torres

JOHN TORRES (*1975) is one of a new generation of independent film-makers in the Philippines and can be seen as their most poetic representative. His work blurs the border between documentary and fiction and includes experimental elements.

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HYBRID The Diary Of Vietnam Rose was an unfinished erotic drama by Celso Ad Castillo which he started shooting in 1986 during the uprising against the Marcos dictatorship. 30 years later, John Torres discovered some of the original material and shot new sequences in order to complete the feature, integrating excerpts from interviews with the original cast in the soundtrack. What emerges is a gripping cinematic experience which is in equal parts a homage to a pioneer of contemporary cinema, an examination of the country's filmic and political heritage and an artistic work in its own right.
Original title: People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose
Film type: Hybrid
Original language: Philippine
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: John Torres
Screenplay: John Torres
Cast: Liz Alindogan, Anna J. Luna, Elora Espano, Kim Perez, Julie Calugcug
Producer: Ronald Arguelles, Liz Alindogan
Director of Photography: Malay Javier, Jippy Pascua, Shireen Seno, Dennese Victoria
Production Design: Alvin Francisco
Editor: John Torres
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Creative Programs Inc.
Production: Los Otros Films; Creative Programs Inc.
Contact: John Torres, Los Otros Films:,


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